Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Backstrom tallies assist, Sweden beats Slovakia

Nicklas Backstrom had another assist from behind the goal line as Sweden's offense proved too much for Slovakia, with the Swedes winning 7-4.

Backstrom seems extremely comfortable in Gretzky's workshop back behind the net. Hopefully transitioning from international ice to the NHL surface (where there are two less feet between the goal line and the boards) won't hamper his game.

Caps sharpshooters Alexander Semin and Alex Ovechkin must be positively drooling over the thought of hammering home one timers in front set up by the young Swede. I know Capitals fans are chomping at the bit to see it.