Bruins adjust to rules on big hits

It’s not the same NHL as it was when David Backes started playing.

He and the Bruins will be in Vancouver on Saturday, where the B’s will face a Canucks team likely without Elias Pettersson. The winger is in concussion protocol after taking a hit from Florida defenseman Mike Matheson, who was suspended for two games.

It’s the same league that suspended Washington’s Tom Wilson 20 games for a high hit this preseason.

But there’s also a precedent being set that’s far different...

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