I actually have no issues with that hit. It was sort of from behind I guess. Backstrom makes initial contact with Boyle's shoulder, not his head, his skates more or less stay on the ice, and there wasn't a lot of force or much of a charge. Palat on Glendenning was way worse, only Luke is tough and Boyle's softer than a peach.
But man, this series is going to be good.
Just wait until Tom Wilson makes an impact. If they're bitching about Backstrom being on the edge, they're going to love Wilson. He made the Islanders completely lose their composure. He's a little like Glendening, only way bigger and tougher. If a fourth liner is completely jamming you up, you're in trouble.
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