WASHINGTON -- Capitals coach Dale Hunter said Tuesday that he feels theBruins are targeting Washington center Nicklas Backstrom's head. Backstrom missed 40 games this season due to a concussion.
“Every scrum, Nicky comes out with no helmet on, he gets blockered to the head by [Tim] Thomas the game before. He's protecting his head,” Hunter told reporters. “He just came out for 40 games. You have to protect your head. With his stick being in his face like that, it was a dangerous play on his part.”'