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NHL playoffs: Capitals vs. Bruins

Capitals: Bruins targeted Nicklas Backstrom

ARLINGTON, Va. - Familiarity breeds contempt, and there was plenty of the latter in Monday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the Bruins and Capitals.

The chippiness in the series was a main topic in the postgame dressing rooms, and even more so yesterday as a result of Nicklas Backstrom’s match penalty at the end of the game.

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