The Washington Capitals issued a statement on the team's website regarding the suspension of center Nicklas Backstrom on Wednesday.The statement is as follows:"We disagree with the NHL’s decision to suspend Nicklas Backstrom. This
has been a competitive and physical series, and we do not understand why
a suspension was imposed in this case while other incidents in this
series have not been reviewed. Our singular focus now is on Game 4, and
we look forward to the energy that our great fans provide."Backstrom cross-checked Boston forward Rich Peverley in the face
following the final buzzer of the Bruins' Game 3 victory on Monday.
Backstrom received a match penalty - and according to NHL rules, any
player receiving a match penalty will be automatically suspended from
further competition until the commissioner has made a ruling. The NHL announced the ban on Tuesday night.
Backstrom scored the game-winning goal for Washington in double overtime in Game 2, but Boston lead...