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Capitals' Backstrom suspended for one game

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Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom has been suspended for one game for cross-checking Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley during Game 3 of the teams' Eastern Conference Quarterfinal playoff series Monday night in Washington, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 20:00 of the third period. Backstrom was assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=173100

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