Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has been suspended one game after Backstrom received a match penalty in Game 3 of Washington's opening-round series against the Boston Bruins.
The NHL announced the penalty Tuesday night.
Backstrom was facing an automatic suspension after he cross-checked Bruins forward Rich Peverley following the final buzzer of Boston's 4-3 victory Monday night.
Backstrom, who missed 40 games this season with a concussion, scored the game-winning goal for Washington in double overtime in Game 2.
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