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Caps coach: Bruins going after Backstrom's head

by AP posted Apr 17 2012 5:08PM

 

 

 

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Capitals coach Dale Hunter says the Boston Bruins are going after the head of Washington center Nicklas Backstrom, who missed half the regular season because of a concussion.

 

Says Hunter: "It is crossing the line. To grab his head all the time is not the right way to play."

 

Asked Tuesday, an off day in the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series, whether he thinks the Bruins are targeting Backstrom's head, Hunter replied: "Oh, yeah."

 

Hunter expects the NHL to overturn the game misconduct penalty Backstrom got for putting his stick in the face of Rich Peverley at the end of Boston's 4-3 victory in Game 3 on Monday. Hunter says Backstrom "was trying to protect his face," because Peverley had his stick raised.

 

Game 4 is Thursday. Boston leads 2-1.

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04/17/2012 5:09PM
Caps coach: Bruins going after Backstrom's head
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