All but one Wild player was away from the ice through Monday, but Niklas Backstrom represented the Wild at the All-Star Game in Montreal. This page served as a home for all things Backstrom, as Wild.com chronicled the goaltender's first All-Star experience. As for his contribution to the box score, Backstrom, who will return to the Twin Cities in time for a Monday afternoon practice, made 17 saves in a 21-shot second period.
Backstrom Field Reports
|We checked in with Backstrom throughout the weekend, including just before the game on Sunday, and his thoughts can be found here.||Bill Robertson, Wild Vice President of Broadcasting and Communications, frequently updated his Twitter page. Click for: http://twitter.com/mnwild.
||All-Star Game video
NHL Network, VERSUS and NHL.com team up for game highlights and much more.
Of note: Elimination Competition
The 25:38 video includes all of Backstrom's Saturday highlights
* * * BACKSTROM EVENT FEATURES * * *
: In Montreal - Follow Nik's weekend in pictures (gallery)
: Montreal the reunion point for Backstrom, Rinne (NHL.com | Jan. 24 | 1:52 PM)
: Hard work, focus has made Backstrom an All-Star (NHL.com | Jan. 23 | 9:00 AM)
: All-Star goalies get to pick their poison (NHL.com | Jan. 23 | 7:12 PM)
While the team was in Philadelphia, the Flyers PR staff snapped a few on-the-spot images
Flashback: 2008-09 Season in Pictures (gallery)
From October 2008 through Jan. 6, 2009 here are 14 top shots from the season to date
Flashback: Niklas Backstrom highlights (Wild TV)
Dating back to Oct. 7, 2006, Wild TV has hundreds of saves through the present
NEWS : Backstrom to represent Wild at All-Star Game (Jan. 7, 2009)
MORE : Defense sets the table for Western Conference All-Stars (NHL.com feature)
MORE : Western and Eastern conference rosters (NHL.com)
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NHL.com's 2009 All-Star Home page