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Shenanigans mar Bruins-Canadiens game

The Montreal Canadiens played an absolutely wonderful end-to-end game in defeating the Boston Bruins 4-0, forcing a Game 7 in Beantown on Wednesday thanks to speed, skating, clutch scoring and a few more goalposts to Carey Price's credit but this bullshit left the most lasting impression (latest spearer: Andrei Markov on Zdeno Chara):

Update: CBS Boston's Michael Hurley noted what Bruins coach Claude Julien had to say about the affair:

“We’re perceived as the bad guys and they’re the good guys,” Julien said. “When Markov trips Chara and then he puts his stick between his legs and nothing’s going to be called, eventually somebody’s going to react. So whether it’s right or wrong, Zdeno reacted and then everything else started. And there was a slewfoot before — [David] Desharnais on [Brad] Marchand. It’s a slewfoot. Those are things that we keep talking about that are dangerous in our game.”

Julien then quickly noted that in no way was he saying his team hasn’t also engaged in physical behavior that occasionally crosses the line.

“It’s a rivalry and there’s some things going on both sides,” Julien said. “I’m not portraying ourselves as innocent here. I’m just saying it takes two teams to tango, and that’s what happened.”

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