Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), taking Bruins defenseman Greg Zanon into the boards in Game 3, drew a match penalty for a cross-check on center Rich Peverley. The NHL is expected to issue a ruling on the play Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), taking Bruins defenseman Greg Zanon into the boards in Game 3, drew a match penalty for a cross-check on center Rich Peverley. The NHL is expected to issue a ruling on the play Wednesday. (Associated Press)