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The Billion Dollar Reference – March 14, 2019

Showtime Series Billions Uses the Dynamic Duo of Ovi and Nicky as an Analogy in Their Upcoming Season

by Taryn Bray | NHL.com | March 13, 2019

When you start to be incorporated into television shows, you’re probably doing something right – as is the case with Capitals stars Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

Tuesday night while appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, actor Damian Lewis who stars in the Showtime series Billions, previewed the upcoming season with a short clip.

In that clip? He uses an Ovechkin/Backstrom reference as an analogy during argument with a co-worker. You can watch the video below (clip starts at 7:23).

Backstrom has assisted Ovechkin on 247 goals and it’s no secret the pair is one of the most prolific scoring duos the sport has ever seen, so using them as a way to convey a point is smart by the writers of the show.

The dynamic duo made their on-ice debut together in 2007 when Backstrom signed an entry-level contract.

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Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Used as Metaphor in Billions – March 12, 2019

Hockey Gets An Assist From Billions

by Cara Bahniuk and Elizabeth Kong | Russian Machine Never Breaks | March 12, 2019

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have made a perfect pair on the ice since 2007, combining for some magical plays. The two go together like ham and cheese, like peanut butter and jelly, and the combination of Ovechkin and Backstrom is now so iconic that they are used to make the perfect analogy on the Showtime TV show, Billions.

In a preview of the upcoming season, Damian Lewis’ character Bobby “Axe” Axelrod references Ovechkin’s goals off Backstrom’s assists as an analogy during an argument.

Axe argues that Ovechkin’s prolific scoring is because Backstrom shares the puck. Actress Sarah Stiles’ character Bonnie Barella shoots back that Ovi has the skill to put his shots into the net, unlike her incompetent coworker.

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