Nicklas Backstrom's one-game suspension is expected to allow Mike Knuble to get back into the lineup and Mathieu Perreault to move up to the second line.
When Brendan Shanahan failed to give Shea Weber a suspension, it sent the wrong message to players and forced Shanahan to rule with a heavier hand.
The Caps will be without Nicklas Backstrom for Game 4 due to a one game suspension from the NHL.
CSNNE's perspective on Caps coach Dale Hunter's defense of Nicklas Backstrom? It's a bit, uh, different.
Dale Hunter rushed to the defense of Nicklas Backstrom, saying he has a right to defend himself.