Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom will be out of game 4 for automatic suspension. A match penalty received at the end of Game 3 lead to automatic suspension for Nicklas Backstrom which make him can’t play on game 4 of Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins. Details!!!!!
Nicklas Backstrom Suspended For Game 4; Could Be Overturned By League
Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom will sit out Game 4 as a result of an automatic suspension due to a match penalty received at the end of Game 3. The suspension is up for NHL review on Tuesday afternoon, and it’s possible they overturn it.
Nicklas Backstorm has been suspended for Thursday’s Game 4 against the Boston Bruins as a result of the match penalty he received at the 20:00 mark of the third period. The one-game suspension is automatic with the match penalty and will be reviewed by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Tuesday afternoon.
The NHL will have to decide whether or not the match penalty still stands, and that’s a decision they’ll certainly make in time for Game 4 at Verizon Center on Thursday.
Backstrom is arguably the reason the Capitals qualified for the postseason. His late-season return from concussion was cited by many as a huge boost for the team in the final games of the regular season, and there’s no doubt that his offensive production is a major piece of the Caps’ puzzle.
Backstrom scored the game-winning goal for Washington in Game 2 on Saturday and had a gorgeous assist on a Brooks Laich game-tying goal in Game 3, so losing him would certainly have a tangible impact on Dale Hunter’s game plan for Game 4. (Travis Hughes – SBNation.com)