Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/18/12

DETROIT - OCTOBER 10: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals faces off during the game against the Detroit Red Wings on October 10, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The Bruins won't have to deal with the Washington's Nicklas Backstrom on Thursday, but they're not breathing easy. Most of the players agree that the Capitals are still going to be tough at home, and they say they’re more focused on making sure the Bruins themselves are ready to play. Andy Brickley, however, has some ideas about how the B's can take advantage on the ice. See what Brickley thinks about the matchup and what the Bruins players think about Backstrom being out.
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