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  1. PHT Morning Skate: Where the first round is the most dangerous

    Apr 20, 2012, 8:30 AM EST

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    Scotty Bowman

    Today’s collection of links.

  2. Capitals obey “Win it for Nicky” sign

    Apr 19, 2012, 10:35 PM EST

    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)

    Backstrom missed Game 4 on Thursday because of a one-game suspension.

  3. Gretzky: Stars were rarely targeted back in the day

    Apr 19, 2012, 2:42 PM EST

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    Is it time to get rid of the instigator penalty?

  4. Caps will have Erskine back tonight

    Apr 19, 2012, 12:01 PM EST

    John Erskine

    For obvious reasons.

  5. Dale Hunter claims Boston was offside before Game 3 winner

    Apr 18, 2012, 9:49 PM EST

    St Louis Blues v Washington Capitals

    Was Chris Kelly offside during Zdeno Chara’s PP goal?

  6. Julien fires back at Hunter: “Being accused of headhunting is ludicrous”

    Apr 18, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

    Claude Julien

    He’s none too happy with the recent claims being made.

  7. Capitals disagree with, don’t understand Backstrom suspension

    Apr 18, 2012, 2:04 PM EST

    Backstrom

    “We do not understand why a suspension was imposed in this case while other incidents in this series have not been reviewed.”

  8. With Backstrom out for Game 4, Mike Knuble gets a shot to prove himself

    Apr 18, 2012, 11:57 AM EST

    Mike Knuble

    In a scratch-filled season, a cagey veteran will try and make a difference.

  9. It’s official: Nicklas Backstrom suspended for Game 4

    Apr 17, 2012, 10:59 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    His late cross-check was worse than Dale Hunter thought.

  10. Dale Hunter says the Bruins are targeting Nicklas Backstrom’s head

    Apr 17, 2012, 12:52 PM EST

    Dale Hunter

    Hunter: “It is crossing the line. To grab his head all the time is not the right way to play.”

  11. Report: Backstrom has hearing with Shanahan over cross-check

    Apr 17, 2012, 12:34 PM EST

    Backstrom Crosscheck

    NHL discipline czar is a busy man these days.

  12. Milan Lucic and Karl Alzner don’t seem to care for each other

    Apr 17, 2012, 9:52 AM EST

    Milan Lucic, Brooks Laich

    Lucic: “I don’t even know what to say to show that I’m not a crybaby.”

  13. PHT Morning Skate: Where Don Cherry sticks up for Sidney Crosby

    Apr 17, 2012, 8:01 AM EST

    Don Cherry

    This might be the least stunning development of the postseason. That and more in the Morning Skate.

  14. Peverley on Backstrom: “He tried to cross-check me in the face”

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:39 PM EST

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    He seemed pretty indifferent about a suspension being necessary, though.

  15. Hunter thinks Backstrom’s cross-check “wasn’t that bad”

    Apr 16, 2012, 11:10 PM EST

    Dale Hunter

    Caps coach doesn’t think it will result in a suspension.

  16. Nicklas Backstrom’s late cross-check could bring suspension

    Apr 16, 2012, 10:56 PM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    Mike Vogel reports that a match penalty in the waning moments could mean an automatic review.

  17. Online sports book: Malkin, Crosby playoff MVP favorites

    Apr 10, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

    Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin

    Sid the Kid and Geno top the list.

  18. Zdeno Chara can’t wait to defend Alex Ovechkin

    Apr 10, 2012, 9:57 AM EST

    Zdeno Chara, Alex Ovechkin

    “It’s something that motivates me,” said Chara. “It’s something that . . . I enjoy competing against the best players.”

  19. Series at a glance: Boston-Washington playoff preview

    Apr 8, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

    Tim Thomas, Alexander Semin

    Defending champs vs. unusual upstarts. Where do we sign up?

  20. Playoff matchups: Bruins begin title defense against Capitals

    Apr 7, 2012, 11:02 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    Washington gets a rare chance to be flat-out underdogs in the playoffs.

  21. Capitals can increase pressure on Sabres by beating Lightning Monday

    Apr 2, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Nicklas Backstrom

    It’s also worth watching Steven Stamkos, who is four goals away from 60.

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