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If someone has a baby and it's not posted on social media, did it actually happen? In this age of social media, most people seem to want to post all their major life events online as soon as they happen so it was a bit of a surprise on Wednesday when Nicklas Backstrom revealed on a conference call that his new baby, Alizee, was born a few days ago.

"Father of three now," he said. "We came home actually two days ago. Everything is great."

Alizee, who was due in April, is the third child of Backstrom and his fiancee, Liza Berg. The couple previously had one daughter and one son.

As joyous an occasion having a baby is, it is also nerve-racking given fears over the coronavirus. Having a baby means going to the hospital, but Backstrom had nothing but praise for the medical staff.

"You see how many new cases of this virus are going up, too," he said. "All the nurses, doctors that's involved in the hospital - I was just at the hospital so I know how good they're doing and how helpful they were. Without them, this is going to take a lot longer. They're sacrificing themselves for others, which is probably one of the nicest things that a human being can do. God bless them and thanks for the help."

That makes three new little Caps babies in the month of March with Nick Jensen and T.J. Oshie also welcoming new additions to their families. That has made the team text chain pretty baby-heavy.

 

“Honestly I think our chat has been pretty quiet," Backstrom said. "Only post that I really notice is that we got three new babies so it has been baby pictures so everything is about that now while you are a stay at home dad.”

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