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Bruins shootout win turn Devils into flying meat

Jan 29, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

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Brad Marchand, recently in the news for accusing Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner of slew-footing, scored the shootout winner for the surging Boston Bruins.

The Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 2-1 thanks to the skills competition, which apparently at one point turned into a bit of a sausage fest.

According to Michael Hurley of CBS Boston, a hunk of food, reported to be anything from a sausage to a piece of bread, came down from the stands at TD Garden in Boston just as Bruins forward Tyler Seguin was making his shootout attempt.

Seguin actually scored, despite the flying food — but, in accordance with NHL rule 24.4…

If, while the penalty shot is being taken, a spectator throws any object onto the ice or, in the judgment of the Referee, interferes with the player taking the shot or the goalkeeper defending the shot, he shall permit the shot be taken again.

…Seguin was forced to shoot again, which he did. And he scored, again, before Marchand tallied in the sixth round and Tuukka Rask turned aside Marek Zidlicky for the win.

Nathan Horton, who has recovered from two concussions, scored his third of the season with less than five minutes remaining in the third period to get the Bruins even with the Devils.

Tonight marked the first time the Bruins played in back-to-back nights. “You really tried to utilize your four lines,” head coach Claude Julien told The Boston Herald.

The win also gives the Bruins their best start since the 1970-71 season.

  1. ajbaxter1975 - Jan 29, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Awwwww yeah!

  2. 950003cups - Jan 30, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    Figures it’s Boston. Of the Yankees were in town it would have been flying batteries. Classless douche bags. Probably the only city in the USA that makes Philly fans look civil.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jan 30, 2013 at 3:03 AM

      At least we understand proper sentence structure

    • rogersjd16 - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:27 AM

      Yankees play hockey?

    • savoirlaire - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      Dude, Fallujah doesn’t make Philly fans look civil

    • mjdkid100 - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      What most hilarious about this comment is the last time anything like this happened between either city, it was Yankee fans throwing trash on the field in the 2004 ALCS.

      Your steroid using pansy 3rd baseman tried to swat a ball out of our pitchers glove. Then tried to deny doing anything, cursing at everyone, then your fans threw trash all over the field…

      Dont ever let the facts get in the way of a good troll though…

  3. biffnasty - Jan 30, 2013 at 6:59 AM

    it looked like a banana..seriously. pointless tho

  4. nhbsfan - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    The article fails to mention a couple things. First, the debris went behind the goalie as Seguin was shooting and it didn’t affect him as far as the save. Second, they actually deemed that it did cause Hedberg problems and made Seguin go again and he scored again. It might be the first time anyone has ever scored twice in a shootout.

  5. revansrevenant - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Perhaps the fan was compensating for a hopelessly small *****. Just a thought.

    • kmacle - Jan 30, 2013 at 9:43 AM

      So you think it was habsman?

  6. faceoff77faceoff77 - Jan 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Seguin will score again, he doesn’t even care.

  7. nopuntintended - Jan 30, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    My question is: what’s to stop a fan from an opposing team doing this to try to get everyone off their rhythm? Had Seguin not scored the second time, it would have been beneficial for a Devils fan to have thrown the object, and the Bruins to have been punished?

    • mcmurphy22 - Jan 30, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      I heard on twitter and verified from people at the garden it was in fact a devils fan

    • lionstigersandwingsohmy - Jan 30, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      Well, for one, it’s classless. Secondly, may backfire akin to icing the kicker in football where he makes the second but misses the first.

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