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Milan Lucic Fined $5K For Spearing Incident

NEW YORK (April 19, 2014) – Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for spearing Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser during Game 1 of the teams’ First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series in Boston on Friday, April 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:55 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

The fine money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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added 3:35pm, Lucic talks about the incident below...

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Coaches Talk

"I'm pretty confident in this group right now. Every time it looked like we were going on a slide, these guys found a way to rebound."

-Jon Cooper after the Tampa Bay Lightning went down 0-2 to the Montreal Canadiens.  More on the Lightning from Tom Jones of the Tampa Bay Times.

“We didn’t have the puck enough. When we had it, we’ve got to start putting pucks in the areas where we can get them back. We’ve got to get pucks in areas where once we get it, we can hang on to it. I thought we didn’t play with the puck as much as we normally do, but the one thing about our team tonight — I thought we got better and better as the periods went on.

‘The third period was obviously our best period, but we started playing more of our game in the third period than in the first two. We’ve got to kind of make those adjustments here, and hopefully have three periods more like the third period was, and capitalize on the chances that we had.”

-Claude Julien post-game after the Boston Bruins lost 1-0 to the Detroit Red Wings.  More from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.

At the end of the night, we handed them their opportunities and their goals. We skated well, the effort was great but we made a couple mistakes that cost us.

-Lindy Ruff, head coach of the Dallas Stars after their 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.  More post-game quotes from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.  The Stars are down 0-2 to the Ducks.

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Video- Boston Bruins, Calm Before The Storm

Just drop the puck...

 

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Video- Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Suffers A Leg Injury

Torey Krug of the Boston Bruins fell on the leg of Matt Hackett, who was put on a stretcher and taken off the ice.

 

Watch the play below...

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Video- Jake McCabe Gets 5 For Interference And A Game For This Hit On Daniel Paille

Daneil Paille was very groggy and needed to be helped off the ice.

Paille has had a concussion issues this year.

 

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Video- Jack Edwards Questions Why Is John Scott Playing And Why Did The Coach Put Him Out?

John Scott of the Buffalo Sabres had a little run-in with Milan Lucic before Zdeno Chara stepped in.

 

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Pressure On Ryan Miller And Relax Boston Fans

Katie Strang just completed an online chat at ESPN...

What player has the most pressure on him entering this years playoffs?

Katie Strang  I think St. Louis' Ryan Miller will be one player shouldering very lofty expectations. The Blues went all in to acquire their No. 1 netminder in Miller and the long-time Sabre has been struggling between the pipes as of late. He was yanked in last night's loss but will get another chance to get his confidence up against the Dallas Stars tonight. Lot of pressure on him and the Blues to get it together

How worried should bruins fans be about their inability to close out games recently? I know players are getting rested, but conceding tying goals with under 2 minutes left in the 3rd in back to back games isn't a good omen for the playoffs

Katie Strang  I actually think resting some of those guys is a good idea. Remember how gassed Zdeno Chara looked at points last spring? Listen, the Bruins have the deepest team in the East and it's not even close. If I'm a B's fan, I'm worried about very little right now. In fact, I think they'll be the ones hoisting the Cup come June.

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Would Jeremy Jacobs Give Up The Boston Bruins To Buy The Buffalo Bills?

from the Jewish Business News,

According to speculation, the two main players  emerging in what could be a battle to gain control of the Buffalo Bills are  Jeremy Jacobs and his family, and Donald Trump, who has  recently begun to display  an interest in getting involved in the world of professional sports.

One major barrier that Buffalo born Jeremy Jacobs  will have to overcome is his ownership of the Boston Bruins who play in the NHL. According to NFL rules, owners of a major pro sports franchise, irrespective of which sport, and the seller from owning a NFL team, unless they were based in the same city.

This ruling  would mean that if Jacobs where to succeed in his efforts to acquire the “ Buffalo Bills” he would be required to part company with the Bruins. Even at this early stage,it has been suggested that one of Jacobs’ ‘ three sons could possibly sell their shares  in the Bruins, which would  mean that they could become the controlling owner of the Buffalo Bills. No matter which permutation, if the deal were to go through it would have to be  in complete compliance with the NFL’s ownership rules.

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The Bruins May Need To Get Creative To Re-Sign Jarome Iginla

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

This is how the Bruins locked up Iginla to a one-year contract with a $1.8 million cap hit. They promised Iginla $4.2 million in bonuses for a possible payday of $6 million. So far, Iginla has been well worth the investment. The drawback, as the Bruins always knew, is how it will affect next year’s books.

The Bruins are projected to carry an approximate $4.5 million penalty in 2014-15 for exceeding this season’s $64.3 million cap via bonuses due to Iginla, Dougie Hamilton, and Torey Krug. Teams estimate the cap will be around $70 million next season. The Bruins have about $62 million committed to next season’s payroll. They can exceed the cap by $4 million by exercising the long-term injury exception on Marc Savard as they did this season. But Krug, Matt Bartkowski, Reilly Smith, and Jordan Caron are scheduled to become restricted free agents. So is Niklas Svedberg, projected to be Tuukka Rask’s backup.

Krug, Smith, and Bartkowski could double their current salaries. If so, the Bruins would have trouble re-signing Iginla to a multiyear extension, which he probably deserves. Iginla would have to be willing to accept a similar deal: a one-year contract heavily stacked with bonuses. Teams are not allowed to include bonuses on a multiyear contract to a player 35 or older.

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Video- Leafs Lose Bernier To Lower-Body Injury, Beat Boston

from Jonas Siegel of TSN,

Bernier, who missed the aforementioned five games in March with a groin injury, put no weight on his left leg as he was helped off the ice in front of a stunned ACC crowd. Labeled a lower-body injury – Carlyle wouldn't say if it was a re-aggravation of the groin issue – he was due to go for an MRI as soon as possible.

more on the Leafs 4-3 OT win over Boston...

 

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