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3rd period of last night’s game…

19:23 Boston Milan Lucic: 2 minutes, roughing
19:23 Boston Nathan Horton: 2 minutes, roughing
19:23 Boston Milan Lucic: 10 minutes, misconduct
19:23 Boston Nathan Horton: 10 minutes, misconduct

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phillyd's avatar

Isn’t that Lucic’s second sucker punch of the season? Should be suspended next game. I’d throw Thornton in there too. for one game as well.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 05/15/11 at 11:16 AM ET


If these sorts of penalties carried over into the next game of a series, it would stop instantly.

Posted by McLovin from Michigan, USA on 05/15/11 at 11:27 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

total bush league tactics from the losers in Boston. Under the instigator penalty, both would be suspended for the next game. Sadly, Campbell is a dbag and will do nothing.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/15/11 at 11:48 AM ET

John W.'s avatar

This is the entire point of the instigator rule in the final 5 minutes of a game, for cowards like these 2 to have an actual penalty for trying to injure someone.  Yet it is never called or enforced.  If one player got suspended for a playoff game because of this end of game BS it would stop, but we all know that will never happen.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 05/15/11 at 12:39 PM ET


^^^Yep, what they said.  Completely classless and amateur.  If I wasn’t rooting for TB before, I sure would be now.

Posted by BobTheZee on 05/15/11 at 12:45 PM ET

MNWing's avatar

If that had been Pronger, he’d miss the next one….but Jacobs is Bettmans best buddy, so not so much for these 2….

Posted by MNWing on 05/15/11 at 12:58 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

This went on at the end of virtually every game between the ducks and wings two years ago, the league did nothing. Malkin-Zetterberg, league did nothing.  Someone needs to make a big deal of this before anything will change.  It’s one thing when the calm isn’t made (clowe - abdelkader), but when the call is made and AN NHL RULE IS IGNORED… Total “garage league” crap.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 05/15/11 at 01:31 PM ET

Speedy's avatar

stupid is as stupid does,and well the Bruins are involved so it makes sense.and Bobby Orr weeps

Posted by Speedy on 05/15/11 at 02:18 PM ET


“The Bruins are just sending a message. Kuba, er, Kubla, er, whatever his name is; the swedish player on Florida needs to man up. Do you even watch hockey? You’re trying to ruin the game!”


Posted by steviesteve on 05/15/11 at 05:48 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Why would Lucic discontinue these antics when he’s never been suspended once for any of it?
- Sucker punches Tyler Myers with closed, ungloved fist. $2500 fine. No games
(meanwhile, Ben Eager gets 4-games for punching Colby Armstrong with a gloved hand).
- Crosschecks Dominic Moore in the face. No fine. No games.
(Danny Briere gets 4-games for doing the same to Frans Nielsen).
- Sucker punches Victor Hedman last night. No games. No fine.

Lucic has an open credit card to do whatever he wants. If he played on the Thrashers, Coyotes, Wild, or any other team that Colin Campbell didn’t care about, he’d be a repeat offender.

Let the record show I like Lucic. I like how he plays hard. I don’t like his cheapshots though, and I loathe the NHL for constantly turning a blind eye to these types of cheapshots and shenanigans.

Posted by Hank1974 on 05/15/11 at 06:35 PM ET


….but Jacobs is Bettmans best buddy, so not so much for these 2….

Yeah, Bettman totally hates Ed Snider.

Posted by RoneFace on 05/15/11 at 07:15 PM ET


Watching this again, I have no problem with what Horton did. If Hall doesn’t want to get punched in the face, he shouldn’t butt-end someone on the other team then cross-check him while he’s getting up in the last minute of a 5-2 game. Not sure what Lucic’s problem is, though. Just likes sucker-punching people, I guess.

Posted by steviesteve on 05/15/11 at 08:20 PM ET

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