18th April 2012, 07:50 PM
Capitals says they 'disagree' with NHL's 1-game suspension of Backstrom in Bruins series
ARLINGTON, Va. - The Capitals say they "disagree with the NHL's decision to suspend" centre Nicklas Backstrom for Game 4 of Washington's first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins.
In a statement issued by the team Wednesday, the Capitals say: "We do not understand why a suspension was imposed in this case" and other episodes in the series weren't reviewed by the league.
Backstrom, for his part, says his cross-check of Rich Peverley at the end of Game 3 on Monday "was stupid on my part."
He will miss Thursday night's game in Washington. The Capitals are accustomed to playing without Backstrom, who sat out 40 games with a concussion during the regular season.
Boston leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Source : NHL.com
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18th April 2012, 08:03 PM
Re: Capitals says they 'disagree' with NHL's 1-game suspension of Backstrom in Bruins series
I thought the suspension wasn't long enough.
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