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"It was a selfish act. I think it takes away from all the positives from the game. I'm obviously not proud of what I did there"
"I know [the Canadiens fans] can get under your skin sometimes, but they are great fans. They are what make the games fun"
- Milan Lucic via tweets from Joe Haggerty.
added 4:04pm, video of the Lucic talking about the incident is below...
from Greg Cohen,
With the Boston Bruins currently on the road, they will return home on Tuesday when they will welcome the San Jose Sharks at the TD Garden in a East vs West matchup. The Bruins are coming off a very successful regular season campaign in 2013-14 as they earned the President’s Trophy by finishing the regular season with league’s best record with 54 wins overall. However, the Bruins after dispatching the Red Wings in five games in the first round of the playoffs, were upset by the Montreal Canadiens in a hard fought seven game series. Boston Bruins tickets on the secondary market will be below the season average for both of the week’s upcoming games.
TORONTO (Oct. 17, 2014) – Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic has been fined $5,000 for an obscene gesture made during Game No. 53 in Montreal on Thursday, Oct. 16, the National Hockey League’s Hockey Operations Department announced today.
The fine money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
If you missed the incident, watch it here.
via Pierre LeBrun tweets,
FYI that Mike Murphy (hockey ops Toronto) is reviewing Lucic rude gesture to fans not Quintal because it's not player safety issue
My guess is Mike Murphy will want to speak with Lucic before deciding whether there's anything or not
The Bruins are not talking about it.
Below, the Bruins TV broadcast view...
via the CP at Sportsnet,
When asked after the game if Rask noticed the laser being pointed at him, he was quick to dismiss it.
“At me? No,” said Rask, who allowed five goals on 23 shots before leaving 7:17 into the third.
Although the Finnish goalie did notice the laser being directed elsewhere.
“You know, I saw it in the second, but it was in the offensive zone,” said Rask. “Good thing I didn’t go blind or anything.”
Watch the incident below...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Is there a more anticipated rematch in the early NHL season?
The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens get it going again Thursday night after last spring's drama-filled, seven-game series, which saw the underdog Habs prevail.
Given the handshake line heard around the world, who knows exactly what will transpire Thursday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal's home opener.
Normally, these types of games rarely live up to the hype fueled by media and fans.
Although sometimes ...
"I had one with Vancouver where we played Boston for the first time after the Stanley Cup final and we had a line brawl seven minutes in. So I think the fans, the media and everybody got what they wanted there," Canadiens winger Dale Weise said Wednesday after practice.
"I don't see it being the case tomorrow. The media kind of blows things up and the games have a hard time living up to that. We're just focusing on trying to come out and have a good game. Obviously, being the first home game, we're excited; our crowd is going to be jumping and we'll be ready to go."
from Kerry Fraser of TSN,
Assuming the on-ice officials determined O'Reilly contacted the puck above the crossbar but below his shoulders the puck is eligible to be played by any player. We know that the puck did not enter the net directly off the stick of Ryan O'Reilly but instead glanced off Bruins goalie, Niklas Svedberg and then deflected into the net off the leg and skate of Dennis Everberg. Since there was no distinct kicking motion by Everberg, logic and common sense would indicate that this should be a good hockey goal.
Bill, this is where your question has exposed the contradiction!
Rule 80.3: When an attacking player causes the puck to enter the opponent's goal by contacting the puck above the height of the crossbar, either directly or deflected off any player or official, the goal shall not be allowed (This translates that the subsequent deflection of the puck off the leg and/or skate of Everberg should still result in no goal).
Only to be contradicted by Rule 78.4: If an attacking player has the puck deflect into the net, off his skate or body, in any manner, the goal shall be allowed. The player who deflected the puck shall be credited with the goal...
more and watch the play below...
So before I give my take here as I did on my show “Top Shelf” last Wednesday, on Bruins winger Brad Marchand ripping the media on the day of his team’s season opener for trade rumors surrounding him over the summer and also giving his opinion on the NHL’s new embellishment rule after being the first player NHL referees enforced it on, I’d like to commend Marchand and other athletes who aren’t afraid to tell it like they see it.
That being said there’s a difference between speaking your mind and coming off as a Prima Donna and a whiner. Throughout the first week of this young NHL season and at other times in his career, that’s exactly how Marchand has come off. All the “little ball of hate” needed last week was some fine cheese for his whine. Being upset about trade rumors involving him and expressing such frustration is only natural. But actually challenging the reporters that wrote them as well as calling for their jobs, is another.
-James Murphyof XN Sports where you can read more on this topic.
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Tuesday, October 14, that the club has signed forward Simon Gagne to a one-year, one-way contract worth a cap figure of $600,000. The club has also waived forward Bobby Robins for purpose of assignment to Providence and assigned forward Jordan Caron to Providence.
In his 13 seasons playing in the NHL, Gagne has scored a total of 288 goals with 309 assists for 597 points and a career plus-129 rating in 799 games.
The 34-year-old most recently played with the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2012-13 season where he skated in 27 games and tallied five goals and six assists.
It happened to be the game winner with less than a half of second left on the clock.
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