Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/5/14
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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 team's practice facility on Wednesday....
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