Nicklas Backstrom encourages fans to stay active during 'tough times'

Raichele Privette
NBC Sports Washington

While the NHL remain on pause, many athletes are finding ways to stay active at home. 

The Washington Capitals shared a message from star center Nicklas Backstrom on Twitter Wednesday evening encouraging fans to stay active while quarantining at home. 

"We're going through some tough times right now, but we can all fight this together. Even if we have to be home we're tying to be active here with some street hockey," Backstrom said.

In the video, Backstrom and his son Vince are getting into action playing street hockey. 

Tom Wilson even commented on the post, impressed by Backstrom's glove hand, "Wow. What a glove hand on you... I know who's going in net if we need emergency relief!! #davidayres"

By the look of things, we may want to keep a close eye on Vince. He just may be getting drafted in 2033. 

Like many of us Backstorm misses the game, however, he remains optimistic and is trying to maintain high spirits. Hopefully, hockey returns in the near future.  

"For all of us that's missing hockey we'll be back soon and we got to get ready. See you guys soon Caps fan," Backstrom said. 

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