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Capitals obey “Win it for Nicky” sign

Apr 19, 2012, 10:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Fans hold a sign for Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals before Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Bruins during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. Backstrom was suspended one game. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Washington Capitals don’t understand why Nicklas Backstrom received a one-game suspension for cross-checking the Boston Bruins’ Rich Peverley in the face. In the shocker of the century, there are apparently fans out there that also think that their player has been wrongly punished.

As you can see to your right, fans waved “Win it for Nicky” signs during the Capitals game against the Boston Bruins on Thursday. Braden Holtby saved 44 shots to give the fans what they wanted.

Backstrom will be available for Game 5 on Saturday and with the series tied at 2-2, he’ll have an opportunity to win a big game for himself.

  1. watermelon1 - Apr 20, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    No, we understand he got suspended for a cross check to the face. Hat we don’t understand is if he’s getting suspended for that, then why are they letting pretty much everything the bruins are doing go?

    The sad thing is the bruins take most of their many cheap shots AFTER the play is already dead. At least backstrom did his during play. Boston really should have been penalized for this a long time ago. It’s been going on forever and the NHL just seems to ignore it because it’s Boston’s “reputation.”

    People see Caps as finesse because they scored a ton of goals a few seasons ago. So when Ovechkin lays a guy out or backstrom puts someone in the boards it must be dirty, right?

    If you say Backstrom was in the wrong, fine… But then you must admit the bruins have been getting away with murder…

    • homelanddefense - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:18 AM

      Backstom didnt do it during the play, it was after the final whistle. Both teams have been chippy, its just you Caps fans that are whining about it constantly.

  2. sjsharks66 - Apr 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    ^ you’re high

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