Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom received a match penalty at the end of Game 3's regulation for a cross-check to the face of Bruins forward Rich Peverley.
After a hearing with NHL sheriff Brendan Shanahan, the ruling on the ice stands: Backstrom received a one-game suspension, which he will serve for Game 4.
Shanahan says in his video explaining the suspension that "Peverley is in a defensive stance, and it is Backstrom that is approaching him. Backstrom is reaction is excessive and reckless. We've taken into consideration that Peverley suffered no apparent injury on the play, and that Backstrom has no prior supplemental discipline history."