Nicky deserves just as much credit for the goals that Ovi [Alex Ovechkin] scores as he does. He should be looked at like that. Nicky does a lot and as his teammate of his, you can’t say enough about what he does for that line and the team - as a leader and as a player. He’s our steadying guy. He’s a guy we look up to.
— Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on the play of Nicklas Backstrom… (via larsnicklasbackstrom)