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Discuss: Bruins overpower Sabres on NBCSN; could John Scott be facing a suspension?

Oct 23, 2013, 10:58 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins defeated the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night, but the third period was marred by a John Scott head shot on Loui Eriksson.

The Bruins won by a final score of 5-2, however Scott, the Sabres tough guy, was assessed a major penalty for charging for his elbow to the head of Eriksson less than six minutes into the third period.


  • How many games should Scott get?
  • The Bruins got a pair of third period goals from defenseman Torey Krug to pull away from the floundering Sabres. In the final seconds, the crowd in Buffalo, having already voiced their frustrations this season, began booing.
  • Chad Johnson‘s debut for the Bruins could not have gone any better, or easier. He faced 17 shots. Yes. Seventeen shots. He stopped 15 of them, but was tested only twice in the third period.
  • Pretty nice save here by Ryan Miller. But it was tough night for the Sabres’ goalie after that.
  • Some good news for the Sabres: Rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov, at just 18 years old and the 16th overall pick in this year’s draft, scored his first career NHL goal for Buffalo.

  1. oreilly24 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Even if Erikson only misses one game due to injury and Scott catches a 10 gamer, in no way is that a fair trade. Buffalo would actually improve with absence of that waste of space. Scott has no place in this league.

    • c9castine - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM

      every time one of these incidents happens the name of the perpetrator never seems to surprise me. your not seeing “dan clearly” or “michael handzus” “craig adams” or “kyle okposo” destroys somebody from behind. its always torres, or kaleta, or kassian, or scott, or orr, or some schmuck that got called up yesterday to replace and injured star. just seems like the same perps all the time and they never seem to learn. hopefully they can get pushed out of the league because i know there is a lot better fringe players around than this. there is a lot of guys in the minors right now with s couple hundred NHL games under their belt that can get called up and play real hockey for their NHL clubs…

      • jenniferjune74sabres1971 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM

        Real hockey is about the hits, even the video game emphasizes it during the commercials. NHL doesn’t stand for no hit league and if it’s too violent for you maybe you should watch synchronized swimming or something less physical. It’s a MAN’S sport, so suck it up buttercup :)

      • shaundre93 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:48 PM

        Lol, coming from a sabres fan that probably cried for a month when miller got hit. Sabres are a joke. They are the most embarrassing NHL team in a long time

      • jenniferjune74sabres1971 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:53 PM

        I think Miller sucks, would rather have Enroth in net. I was happy when Miller got knocked out. We should trade his ass, we don’t need him. 😉 I just wish we would have knocked their goalie out after it was all said and done. Bench brawl anyone? I love the VIOLENCE!!!!!!!!!!

      • barkar942 - Oct 24, 2013 at 12:43 AM

        Did BeerCanArmySid move to Buffalo, have a sex change and become a Sabers fan? Hey, honey, all of that estrogen therapy is messin with your brainwaves!

    • leninthebuff - Oct 24, 2013 at 7:26 AM

      I don’t know what is worse being a fan of the Sabres (which I am) or having jenniferjune74sabres1971 a Sabre fan. I wonder what trailer park she lives in?

      • Meta - Oct 24, 2013 at 2:45 PM

        haha I sympathize with you.

      • barkar942 - Oct 24, 2013 at 4:39 PM

        leninthebuff- I was thinking more like what crack house!

  2. amityvillefun - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Bad coaching. It was a clear attempt by John Scott to injure Eriksson. This is exactly the kind of bush league play that the NHL is trying to avoid.

    Scott sucks at hockey and has no place in the NHL. His job is to injure players with more talent than him, which is the other 99% of the league.

    Eriksson and Bergeron were just starting to find that chemistry and I hope he doesn’t miss any games, but it looked pretty nasty.

    Kudos to McQuaid for standing up for his teammate. I was hoping the Bruins would have responded more, but I guess we’ll be seeing the Sabres a few more times this season…plenty of time for payback.

    The Sabres are a disgrace. Lindy Ruff must be psyched to be in Dallas instead of coaching this pathetic bunch of bums.

    • jenniferjune74sabres1971 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      Boston sucks

      • amityvillefun - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM

        Actually it is the Sabres that kind of suck. Enjoy that one win you have though.

        Bruins won in 2011 and were in the finals last year. You must have sucking and talented all mixed up.

      • jenniferjune74sabres1971 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:46 PM

        Was referring to all your sports teams along with the city too LMFAO!!!!! 😛

      • Moop - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:51 PM

        And how many points do the Sabres have?

      • amityvillefun - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:59 PM

        Boy, you got us sister. Yeah, our sports teams totally suck, huh?

        Keep cheering on your Bills and Sabres in Loserville, NY.

        Boston is a great city with a lot of heart. Enjoy the fact your stupid goon knocked down a player.

        In the 2000s Boston’s professional teams had arguably the most successful decade in sports history, winning 7 championships (3 by the Patriots, 2 by the Red Sox, and 1 each by the Celtics and Bruins). When the Bruins reached the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, the city of Boston became the first city in the 21st Century to have all four of its major professional league teams win a league championship, and it is the only city ever to have championships in all four major professional leagues within a ten-year span (from the Patriots’ victory in February 2002 to the Bruins’ in June 2011).[2] In just ten years, between February 2002 and June 2011, Boston’s teams completed what Sports Illustrated dubbed as the “Grand Slam of North American sports.”

        Yeah, we totally suck huh?

      • speedstickmusk - Oct 24, 2013 at 12:02 AM

        @jenniferjune74sabres1971 – you’re obviously an idiot…. your multiple stupid posts confirm it.

      • drewzducks - Oct 24, 2013 at 12:27 AM

        Wide right twat !

  3. brianreader - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Interesting how fired up Milbury is, coming from a guy who climbed in the stands during a pro game and allegedly tweaked at a youth hockey game. How ironic that Nbcsn interviewed Milan Lucic post game too, If memory serves correct, that goon took out Miller with a shot to the chest/head of a defenseless goalie which wasn’t considered a deliberate act by Shanaban. Milbury being a former Bruin is a fan of Lucic so that makes him & the BS hit on Miller ok. Agreed that John Scott doesn’t have a place in the league nor should he be wasting a roster spot on the Sabres but Loui needs to keep his head up on the open ice too.

    • govtminion - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      You might want to adjust that tin-foil hat, real life might leak into your head.

      • brianreader - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:33 PM

        Watch both videos and tell me the difference between the two hits, numbnuts.

      • shaundre93 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:54 PM

        I’d say the biggest difference is that lucic scored 2g and an A tonight. Scott has 1g 4A in 187 games. Bad hits are gonna happen. Its the fact that this particular hit came from a goon who has no business playing in the NHL, numbnuts. Maybe the bruins should sign the great Khali to go after Vanek. Seems fair, right?

    • oreilly24 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      Amazing how the Buffalo fans keep bringing up Milbury (doesn’t play anymore) and Lucic’s dirty hit on Miller (which if I remember correctly, didn’t happen tonight, right?) to defend a clearly illegal hit by perhaps the least skilled player in league. C’mon guys…I know your team isn’t doing well this year and you have no love for the B’s, but don’t disgrace yourself but defending this. I know there are a few trolls on here, but some of you actually believe the b.s. you are writing.

      • brianreader - Oct 24, 2013 at 12:10 AM

        Its called a comparison oreilly, two hits by two goons on star players. Im a Sabres fan but not a fan of john scott – he needs to go. We need to remember they are a team in disarray and are trying to find their way. It seems like everyone wants to pile on them, but we as fans were expecting a huge letdown and were sure getting it. The GM needs to go, the coach is suspect, and we’ve got some young talent. We haven’t hit rock bottom yet. If you’re a buffalo sports fan, you have to have patience and be realistic. The Bosox had to wait how many years? #Buckner.

      • shaundre93 - Oct 24, 2013 at 12:25 AM

        Lol, #Buckner? You think that bothers anyone at this point? Seriously though, people have every reason to pile on the sabres. Its not just that they’re bad, they’re the dirtiest team in the NHL. Not like the bruins, kings or blues who play heavy games and deliver the occasional questionable hit. As in, they have three of the most bush league players in the league on their team, and they seem to condone their bs. All they need is Cooke and Torres and they’d have the whole bunch. Buffalo is just embarrassing themselves night after night. Its quite pathetic. I feel bad for the hard working players on that team who just wanna play good team hockey. Gonna be 5+ years before that goon squad even sniffs the postseason

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 24, 2013 at 2:02 AM

      You should read and understand the rulebook. When Miller was hit by Lucic, it was in an acceptable area, sure it was a complete dbag move and I lost some respect for Lucic but it was a legal hit.

  4. pxland - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    My God buffalol is terrible. I mean, we all knew they’d be bad, but holy crap are they awful.

    • jenniferjune74sabres1971 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:24 PM

      Rolston sucks, we need a real coach

      • nflfan4now - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:29 PM

        First we need a GM that can hire a decent coach!

        FIRE DARCY!!!

  5. trbowman - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    It’s bad news in Buffalo when the Bills are more watchable.

    Why should the rest of America be subjected to the Sabres on national TV?

    • jenniferjune74sabres1971 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      I wish they weren’t on national TV NBC sports broadcasters suck. Stick with MSG it’s better, less haters. It’s not the No Hit League. Keep your head up!!!!! I LOVE the HITS!!!!! too bad the guy that got hit was a little person LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. trbowman - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    The Sabres offence…it’s as if 12 John Scott’s are playing.

    • jenniferjune74sabres1971 - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      offense………… Hooked on phonics worked for me 😀 Funny you spell like a scott hahahaha

  7. nflfan4now - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    It was really ironic how passionate the broadcasters and Luci in the post game interview were about how terrrible the Scott hit was when lucic’s hit on Miller was much more flagrant and to a better player then Ericcson.

    Scott should get just as many games off as Lucic did!!!!

  8. tampabayirish - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    From a hockey perspective, It’s going to be a long Winter of discontent in Buffalo. Hopefully they won’t get too much snow and the Canisius College Golden Griffins hoops team makes a rare appearance in the NCAAs come springtime.

  9. broadstreetsbaddest88 - Oct 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    That was such a dirty move by ott sucker punchin krejci off the faceoff and then drawing a penalty for him retaliating. Only ott would think to pull that move off a faceoff. I don’t see how he’s a captain with moves like that. He sets a great example for a team full of young kids in the middle of a rebuild. Darcy’s an idiot. He’s gonna ruin this rebuild. I hope he moves vanek to the flyers for nothing.

    • benp72 - Oct 24, 2013 at 10:33 AM

      It gave the Sabres a PP…

    • thesportsjudge - Oct 24, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      Ott is a de-facto captain. A team full of garbage, has a garbage captain.

  10. shaundre93 - Oct 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Charlestown Chiefs > Buffalo Sabres

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 24, 2013 at 2:03 AM

      Dave’s a mess

    • buddysguys - Oct 24, 2013 at 7:23 AM

      cant see it ending like that for us in Buffalo though……

  11. bringbacklindy - Oct 24, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Our Buffalo Sabres have become an embarrassment to the entire WNY community. While the fans chant “Fire Darcy” out of complete frustration…it is quite clear that nothing will be done unless the fans get louder and ownership gets more “uncomfortable”. Firing Darcy will not bring this team a Stanley Cup tomorrow(and nobody really wants to see somebody lose their job) but a change in the leadership of this team will bring “hope”. The people of Buffalo deserve “hope”. Lindy Ruff would have cut off a limb to bring a Stanley Cup to Buffalo…and considering the “tools” that he was given…could anybody have done any better??? This upcoming Monday ….Lindy Ruff returns to Buffalo with his new team the Dallas Stars. In an effort to change the tune (because obviously nobody is listening to “Fire Darcy”) and to honor the man that would have done ANYTHING to bring a Stanley Cup to Buffalo…at 5 minutes and 50 seconds of the first period…we need everybody in that building to chant “BRING BACK LINDY”. A booming chant that will hopefully shake the foundation of the First Niagara Center…and wake ownership up. We deserve “hope”…Monday is the day that the fans can demand that hope and thank Lindy for his committment to Buffalo all at the same time! LET’S GO BUFFALO!

    • buddysguys - Oct 24, 2013 at 7:24 AM

      i would LOVE to see Darcy lose his job. There are some people who dont deserve to lose their job and then there is Darcy. He has done nothing to earn his position and if he has pleeeeeeease enlighten me on this. I would love to hear the answer to Pegulas “what has he done wrong” comment.

  12. barkar942 - Oct 24, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    And I thought that the Rangers were playing horribly until I watched the Sabers play tonight! Wow!

  13. titansbro - Oct 24, 2013 at 7:15 AM

    Until teams are penalized for utilizing these no talent goons like Scott then these plays will continue to happen. As Claude said, he did his job. That’s the only he’s even in an NHL team.

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