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Video: Marc Savard allegedly bites Dan Carcillo

May 4, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

It’s obvious that things are getting a bit heated between the Flyers and Bruins, which is no surprise, and at the heart of it all is Dan Carcillo and Marc Savard. I know, it’s tough to think of Savard as a guy involved in all this, but before his concussion he wasn’t exactly the most innocent player in the NHL.

During a scrum in the 2nd period, which was kicked off by Carcillo’s sucker punch to the side of the head of Savard, the two were locked up along the boards when Carcillo claims that Savard bit his finger. Courtesy of Joe Haggerty, here’s each side’s take on what happened:

Here’s Savard, who claims that Carcillo intentionally put his fingers in his mouth:

“[Carcillo] embellishes stuff. Down at the bottom of the
pile he tried to pull out my front teeth. Is that a bite? I don’t
know. He tried to yank ’em out. I don’t know if he wanted me to look
like him. But he tried to pull them out. That’s for sure.”


Last time I was bit was in grade school. That was pretty
cowardly. Yeah, that’s what I’m doing in a scrum is
trying to pull somebody’s teeth out. Whatever, man. He bit me. Guys
don’t bite. Men don’t bite.”

Carcillo intially went after Savard when the Bruin took a two handed whack at Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher. That doesn’t mean a shot to the head was warranted, and it’s going to be tough for the NHL to determine just what happened in that scrum. Here’s the video:

  1. Ed - May 4, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    men don’t dive either, Carcillo.

  2. tom - May 4, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    They’ve been going at Savard all series. Who was it that tried to choke him out in Game 1? Flyers need to shut up and play hockey :p … or if they wanna fight, actually box it out and stop with the girly antics.
    And the slashing call was appropriate given what Savard did, but it looked to me that he was reacting to the shot hoping for a tip in not trying to batter the goalie.
    Their just pissed that Savard is back :p

  3. tk - May 4, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    “Guys don’t bite. Men don’t bite.” Carcillo needs to tell that to his teammate Hartnall.

  4. dane - May 4, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    savard = mike tyson = COWARD!!!!!!

  5. Chris - May 4, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    Girls cry only!
    Carcillo looks like a girl showing his finger

  6. Charlie - May 4, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    Philly is a dirty team! I don’t buy it! Flyers lie all the time!
    Perhaps, he shouldn’t have put his hand into Savard’s mouth to pull his teeth than!
    In NHL there are two team I don’t like
    1) Penguins
    2) Flyers
    Same dirty cheap shots!
    I hope you both loose.
    I am a Sharks fan, and nothing to do with either team! I say what I ‘ ve been watching over the years.

  7. tom - May 5, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Hey now. This is a Flyers vs B’s article. Don’t start bad mouthing Penguins or their rabid fans will start coming out of the wood work.

  8. Goon - May 5, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Daniel Carcillo is a major Douche Bag and needs to have his butt kicked by Shawn Thornton or Milan Lucic, I really think the Bruins need to send this piece of crap a message.

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