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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 15: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals warms up before the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Verizon Center on January 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Maybe it's because they realized they have awakened a sleeping bear, or maybe they truly are sorry. In any event, handing out apologies seems to be a common theme amongst the Capitals following Game 3 against the Bruins. A day after Karl Alzner apologized to Brad Marchand for an elbow to the head, Nicklas Backstrom apologized for cross-checking Rich Peverley in the face. "[Peverley] was going after Ovi [Alex Ovechkin] first and then I was just turning around, so that's all I can say," Backstrom told reporters Wednesday. "I'm sorry about that. It was stupid on my part." The apology...
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