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Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals checks Greg Zanon #6 of the Boston Bruins against the boards during the first period of Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Caps’ Hunter: Bruins Going After Backstrom’s Head

Capitals coach Dale Hunter says the Boston Bruins are going after the head of Washington center Nicklas Backstrom, who missed half the regular season because of a concussion.

04/17/2012

Brian Rolston #12 of the Boston Bruins celebrates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Haggerty With Toucher & Rich: Caps Are ‘Poking The Bear’

The Boston battled back from behind to beat the Washington 4-3 in game three of their round one match up. Joe Haggerty spoke with Toucher & Rich about all the penalties, some possible flopping and using hatred as fuel.

98.5 The Sports Hub–04/17/2012

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Caps’ Backstrom Called For Match Penalty, Likely Facing Suspension

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstom received a match penatly after the final buzzer of Monday Night’s Game 3 against the Bruins, and could find himself watching Thursday’s Game 4.

04/17/2012

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 14:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals tries to keep the puck as he falls while Dennis Seidenberg #44 of the Boston Bruins defends in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 14, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bruins Lose Game 2 In Double Overtime On Backstrom Goal

Nicklas Backstrom scored 2:56 into the second overtime Saturday to give the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and tie their first-round playoff series at a game apiece.

04/14/2012

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 29:  Marcus Johansson #90 of the Washington Capitals and Greg Zanon #6 of the Boston Bruins collide in the second period on March 29, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bruins DieHard: B’s Will Need Physicality, Offensive Depth To Beat Caps

It’s that unmistakable time of the year when the city of Boston is abuzz.

04/10/2012

Tyler Seguin #19 of the Boston Bruins (C) celebrates his goal at 18:29 of the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs along with Milan Lucic #17 (L) and David Krejci #46 (R) at the TD Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kalman: Entering Playoffs, Bruins In Better Position Than Last Year

Matt Kalman says despite missing one of their better scorers, this year’s Bruins might be in better position to make a deep postseason run.

04/09/2012

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