Capitals: 5 players you’d want to be quarantined with

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#3 Nicklas Backstrom

Being in quarantine with the most underrated player in the league has it’s perks. One will be unlimited street hockey if you’re into playing outside. That’s exactly what you’ll get if you’re stuck in quarantine with Nicklas Backstrom.

It would be fun playing street hockey with both Nicklas and his three year old son Vince. He and his fiancee Liza recently gave birth to their third child whom the named Alizee.

Backstrom hasn’t seen the popular Netflix show Tiger King yet so maybe if you’re into that you can introduce him to the show.

The best quality of Backstrom isn’t just his playmaking abilities but perhaps his loyalty to the area. He recently signed a five year extension worth $46 million keeping him in Washington for the rest of his career. Backstrom has 12 goals and 42 assists on the season for 54 points.

Backstrom recently talked to reporters about the uncertainty of waiting for the season to resume and compared it to bye weeks and injuries.

"“The biggest difference is that when you’re hurt or when you have a bye week, you have a goal in mind. You know when you’re going to start again. But these days, no one knows when we’re going to start again and no one knows if we’re going to finish the season. No one knows anything.”"

Three down and two to go.