Posted April 17, 2012 on AP on Fox

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 24: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New York Islanders on October 24, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Capitals won the game 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Boston coach Claude Julien says it's ''ludicrous'' to think the Bruins would target the head of Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who missed half the season with a concussion. Asked Wednesday for his reaction to Washington coach Dale Hunter's charge the Bruins were ''crossing the line'' by going after Backstrom during the teams' first-round playoff series, Julien said: ''I don't know any coach that would tell his team to go after somebody's head.'' Julien added: ''We're not whining about the referees.'' Backstrom will miss Thursday night's Game 4 after being suspended for a cross-check of Rich Peverley at the end of Game 3, a play the Capitals player said ''was stupid on my part.'' Hunter says Backstrom was trying to protect himself.
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