Watching this video you would have thought that the Boston Bruins were the bad guys in this video and it's the Bruins' player that caused Nikolas Backstrom to cross check Richard Perverley in the face at the end of the game.
Earlier in the day Capitals head coach Dale Hunter was complaining to anyone that would listen, funny, he should know a thing or two about cross-checking other players with his stick, just ask Craig Janney or Pierre Turgeon they were the victims.
Tarik El-Bashir and Katie Carrera, Washington Compost --- Every scrum, Nicky comes out with no helmet on, he gets blocked to the head by [Tim] Thomas the game before. He’s protecting his head,” Hunter said at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. “He just came off for 40 games. You have to protect your head.”
Across the Potomac River in downtown Washington, Bruins Coach Claude Julien told reporters the league “needs to look at it and judge it from there” but stopped short of lobbying for a stiffer punishment. “We’re not a team that will go down and start rolling on the ice for no reason,” Julien added. “I’m proud of Pev for standing up on his feet, taking a cross-check to his face and not embellishing.”