New York, NY (Sports Network) - Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom
was suspended for one game for his actions during a Monday contest against
The 24-year-old Swede was given a match penalty for attempting to injure
Bruins forward Rich Peverley at the buzzer of a 4-3 Boston victory in Game 3
of that Eastern Conference quarterfinal at Verizon Center.
Backstrom approached Peverley and cross-checked his opponent in the head.
Game 4 of the series, led by the defending champions two games to one, remains
in America's capital on Thursday.
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