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Caps' statement on Backstrom suspension

4/18/2012

Statement released by the Washington Capitals:

Statement from the Washington Capitals on the Suspension of Backstrom

ARLINGTON, Va. – We disagree with the NHL’s decision to suspend Nicklas Backstrom. This has been a competitive and physical series, and we do not understand why a suspension was imposed in this case while other incidents in this series have not been reviewed. Our singular focus now is on Game 4, and we look forward to the energy that our great fans provide.