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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas is using his blocker as a weapon. Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals No. 1 center who missed half the season with a concussion, had his head targeted. Bruins forwards Milan Lucic is a "crybaby" and, by the way, Boston's game-winning goal in Monday's Game 3 was set up by an offside play.
Talk during the two-day break between Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the Capitals and Bruins -- highlighted by Backstrom having his one-game suspension upheld by the league Tuesday -- has been arguably more entertaining than the first three games of the series, which Boston leads 2-1. That's hardly been unique as off-the-ice machinations have drawn about as much attention and way more scrutiny than what's taken place on the ice through the first week of the postseason around the league.
"Lucic was going after his head again," said Caps coach Dale Hunter as he defended Backstrom at the te...
BEST OF MAXIM
Nicklas Backstrom will have reason to be happy this weekend, when his suspension is lifted and he returns to the Washington Capitals lineup against the Bruins. Earlier this week, we asked fans to send in their altered versions of a photo where Backstrom looked pretty pleased with himself. After sorting through the entries, we found some of the best ones. Check them out below. NESN...
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...
Nicklas Backstrom has enjoyed happier days than he will on Thursday. That's because the Washington forward will be sitting out Game 4 of the Bruins-Capitals after being suspended one game for cross-checking Rich Peverley at the end of Game 3. Once upon a time, Backstrom basked in the glow of a game-winning goal and looked awfuly happy. Since then, however, he hasn't had much...
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...
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...
This was the fourth suspension of the day. As expected, Nicklas Backstrom has been suspended by the NHL for his crosscheck on Richard Peverley which resulted in Backstom receiving a match penalty. The NHL wouldn't rescind the match penalty. Of course one of the dirtiest players to ever play in the NHL defended his player. I wouldn't expect anything less.
Through the first two games of their opening-round playoff series, the Boston Bruins had gone 0-for-6 on power play opportunities. The power play woes, which were a huge issue during their 2011 run to the cup, had gotten better throughout this season but apparently it's still in need of some fine tuning. Barry Pederson and Gord Kluzak broke down the near nonexistent power play...
One of the dirtiest hockey players to ever play in the NHL is accusing the Boston Bruins of going after Nicklas Backstrom. I guess the former goon Hunter would be able to spot this type of behavior on the sight? In case you’ve forgotten, this is the same Dale Hunter that delivered one of the direst cheap shots I have ever witnessed to former Islander former Pierre Turgeon in Game...
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. "...
Capitals fans ensured that Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas finally came face to face with the President in Washington on Monday night.
Thomas famously boycotted his team's visit to the White House in January after last year's Stanley Cup victory, in protest at Barack Obama's stewardship of the federal government.
But he could not avoid him when he took to the ice...
God damn it, god ******* damn it. Hey look guys, it's a frustrating loss that can't be blamed on Thomas or the defense, the offense just needs to wake up...what a unique issue for the Bruins! Holtby is looking like a superstar, but in reality, all he really needs to do is stand there with his arms and legs spread and the Bruins will make damn sure he stops the puck. Their...
Last season, the Bruins showed the rest of the NHL that good goaltending is one of the keys to winning a Stanley Cup, riding Tim Thomas to the team's first title in 39 years. However, a few netminders on Cup-worthy playoff teams have fallen apart in the first round after performing well during the regular season. The explosive offenses of the Penguins and Flyers has made goaltending...
He's become the forgotten Alex in DC.
Alex Semin, whose potential has never quite matched his output, flashed some of what many fans here had hoped would be routine by now on a second-period power play. He sniped a shot past hulking Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and then goalie Tim Thomas, a volley that wound up as the game-winner in a 2-1 Capitals victory at Verizon...