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Video: Carkner gets ejected for vicious attack on Boyle

Apr 14, 2012, 9:09 PM EDT

Matt Carkner apparently took exception to some of Brian Boyle‘s attacks on blueliner Erik Karlsson during Thursday’s game. Carkner spent that contest in the press box and Boyle was either not ready or unwilling to fight, but neither of those facts stopped Carkner. You can view his actions below:

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Carkner received five minutes for fighting, two for instigating, and a game misconduct. The Rangers’ Brandon Dubinsky was also handed a game misconduct and a two minute roughing penalty. Brian Boyle went unpunished. However, when Chris Neil challenged him roughly six minutes later, Boyle responded by dropping his gloves:

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Game 1 wasn’t without it’s incidents either and there will probably be plenty of other major penalties handed out before a winner is declared in this first round series.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 14, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    Shanny is going to be busy looking this game over. Carkner’s gutless suckers on Boyle, Phillips checking Callahan up high, and then Hagelin going right after Alfredsson’s head with an elbow.

    Carkner should get a game or two. The other two guys should probably get fines, although Hagelin might get a game, especially if Alfie is hurt.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 14, 2012 at 9:19 PM

      Actually Hagelin didn’t get a game misconduct so he should get two games if Bitz’s suspension os the standard we’re going to go by. Also, the league should apologize for the refs kicking Dubinsky out for standing up for his teammate.

      • drewsylvania - Apr 14, 2012 at 9:52 PM

        Not to mention…why did they kick Dubinsky if it wasn’t a “fight”? How can you get third man in if there’s no fight?

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM

        It doesn’t have to be a fight, just an altercation, but that was neither. Terrible call.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM

        Whose thumbing that down? Read the rule.

      • drewsylvania - Apr 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM

        What’s Dubinsky supposed to do, let Boyle get Bertuzzi’d?

        I’m surprised Torts didn’t throw the bench onto the ice.

    • bird500 - Apr 14, 2012 at 11:22 PM

      I agree, Shanny is going to be busy.Carkner should be looking at minimum 5 for sucker punching. The old-fashioned scrappers at least had enough honor to face their opponents, not take them out when they are not looking. Chickenpoop way of getting back at Boyle.
      Phillips, maybe 1 game, Hagelin at least 2.
      Or Shanny could use these cementheads as an example and toss the book at them, use the catch-phrase “intent to injure” which in all of these cases, there was. But suspensions are in order on both sides.

    • bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 15, 2012 at 1:40 AM

      Mojo you’re so soft sometimes

      Boyle should have defended himself
      No actually Boyle shouldn’t have screwed with Karelsson in game 1. He thought he was going to get away with giving a star Sens player 3 shots to the head and not get attacked tonight?

      Carkner is doing his job, it’s the only reason he was put in the lineup tonight
      Hell he TOLD Boyle during the pre-skate he’s coming for him.
      Boyle had his chance to protect himself and decided to play coward and get the instigator penalty on Carkner.
      So spare us the “gutless suckers” It was Boyles gutless suckers in game 1 on a small star player that earn him this response.

      He got what was coming to him, he asked for it entirely

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 15, 2012 at 2:01 AM

        Can’t blame Boyle for trying to get one of the Sens’ stars off his game. I can blame Carkner for throwing gutless suckers. Boyle fought Neil so obviously he wouldn’t have backed down if Carkner challenged him like a man. But he decided to jump him like a coward. That’s not how you play hockey.

      • bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 15, 2012 at 2:08 AM

        Oh please, Carkner told Boyle to be ready in the pre-skate, Boyle was standing their giving a interview and Carkner went right up to him and let him know.

        And Boyle was ready, ready to take a beating for his team to get the man advantage.

        Carkner did his job
        Messier would have done the same thing.
        You mess with star players you do not deserve the “honorable fight” you deserve to be ready because that guy who said “be ready” was serious.

        And Boyle had no intention of fighting that 1st one, he knew he was going to draw a penalty, and if you’re not going to defend yourself, you take that beating.
        Which he did
        And he’s ok and understands why it all happened

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 15, 2012 at 2:25 AM

        Did you even watch the game? That was Kenopka. And Messier would never have done the same thing. What in the hell are you talking about? That guy was pure class. He was everything Carkner is not and will never be: a class act and a winner.

        You don’t jump guys. It’s never warranted. Period.

      • bloggersarenotjournalists - Apr 15, 2012 at 2:33 AM

        Messier was a vicious monster that earned (elbowed) himself a ton of respect.

        Umm does one or two incidents with Ulf Samuelson ring any bells?
        You know, where that rat Ulffie screwed with Messier knees, like like he did with Neely?
        And what were the results?

        One guy not wanting to fight while another guy didn’t care about “honorable” or the fact that he wasn’t going to fight back and just beat him anyways.
        Yaaaaaa you know what Im talking about dontcha
        And sure it was Kenopka “were gonna get ya 1st chance we get”
        And Boyle LOL’ed in his head and said “Yup, and were going on the Power Play”

        This is hockey man
        What happen tonight was so perfectly normal and natural and it happened between the big boys who do this for a living.

        Enjoy it

  2. sabatimus - Apr 14, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Carkner should get the rest of the series off. Not that his team will miss him.

  3. paperkid96 - Apr 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Don’t count on anything. Boyle wasn’t hurt and that’s all that counts according to Shanny.

    • drewsylvania - Apr 14, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      Well, it also counts that Carkner isn’t a star (see: Weber).

      • paperkid96 - Apr 15, 2012 at 12:16 AM

        Agreed. I will consult the Magic 8 ball and post Shanny’s ruling!

  4. getironic - Apr 14, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    If the refs won’t call the game down the line, The Senators will take the rules into their own hands.

    The Rangers made a big miscalculation, if they just continued to go skill for skill with Ottawa they would have easily won this series. They changed the atmosphere by making things dirty, and now they will be witness to the endless heart of the Senators grinders. This series just got a whole lot longer.

  5. hockinj25 - Apr 14, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Technically the refs were right to kick Dubinsky out but what was he supposed to do? Carkner was basically raping Boyle.

    • bird500 - Apr 14, 2012 at 11:34 PM

      I think that the refs were wrong, as Dubinsky was merely protecting his teammate from injury.

      46.16 Third Man In – A game misconduct penalty, at the discretion of the Referee…..

      “At the discretion of the Referee” is the main part of the rule.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 15, 2012 at 12:06 AM

        The refs were awful in this game, kicking Dubinsky out and then letting the game get out of control.

  6. WeWantTheCup - Apr 15, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Not a fan of the sens or Rangers, my team plays in the west. I am a fan of hockey. I absoloutely loved what Carkner did to that idiot Boyle, I would like to see more of this actually. Boyle wants to be a man and give karlsson the business well then be prepared to take a beating for it, it is the only way that elite players will be protected. Boyle has no business going after karlsson like he did. Shanny shouldn’t suspend Carkner and the cheap shots on star players will stop. Thank you Carkner for giving Boyle what he deserved. Boyld had the bully mentality when he was roughing up karlsson, now the bully gets bullied. Thats the way all bullies should be treated.

    • hairpie - Apr 15, 2012 at 12:14 PM

      Boyle is gutless. vs the Bruins earlier he wouldnt fight Chara, Thornton or McQuaid so he went after 4th line checking center Paille. Gutless.

      • sabatimus - Apr 15, 2012 at 5:06 PM

        Boyle might be gutless, but what does that make Carkner? I guess Carkner thinks he’s a real man by pummeling someone while he’s down.

  7. jason9696 - Apr 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    I used to enjoy watching Colton Orr destroy Matt Carkner whenever the Leafs played the Sens.

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