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Bruins’ Kelly out with broken ankle after Dupuis slash

Dec 8, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT

OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 15: Chris Kelly #23 of the Boston Bruins skates during warmups prior to an NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on November 15, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Getty Images

Boston beat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, but it’s hard to portray a game like that as a positive for the Bruins.

Loui Eriksson suffered his second concussion of the season, Shawn Thornton faces a potentially lengthy suspension, and on top of that Chris Kelly is now out with a broken ankle, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.

Kelly sustained the injury when Pittsburgh’s Pascal Dupuis slashed him. Dupuis wasn’t penalized for his actions.

With the Bruins scheduled to play against Toronto tonight, they have called up Matt Fraser and Ryan Spooner, reports the Providence Journal’s Mark Divver.

Fraser, 23, was part of the Eriksson-Tyler Seguin trade between Boston and Dallas over the summer. He has 16 goals and 21 points in 23 AHL games. Spooner, 21, has also been a leader for the Providence Bruins with 24 points in 21 contests.

Related:

Penguins’ Neal has phone hearing for knee on Bruins’ Marchand

Penguins announce Brooks Orpik ‘alert and conscious’ (Updated)

  1. nhronin - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Another Boston player injured by Pittsburgh. What a surprise. If they play again this season, the Pens better give Cindy a bodyguard.

    • claudegirwho - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      Maybe your team shouldn’t make such a big deal out of a clean hit. “Omg another player hit us!! That’s not allowed were the bruins! We’re the only ones allowed to act dirty cause we’re bigger and can push people around. We’re the second coming of the broadstreet bullies”

      • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:58 PM

        You don’t know anything about hockey, nor how to watch it.

        The Pens came into that game with a mission to injure Bruins. Neal, Dupuis, Orpik. Small wonder Thornton went nuts. What he did was indefensible and deserves the rest of the season off without pay. But you can see where it came from.

      • joey4id - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:27 PM

        Like Bylsma told the boys to go start a war on the ice because the Pens can certainly afford more injuries. :-) That wasn’t a smart comment buddy.

    • burgh916 - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      This is the play in question.
      I want everyone to take their glasses off for a second. Just because a player was injured doesn’t mean it was intentional – and therefor doesn’t mean a witch hunt and a suspension should be the result.

      • dropthepuckeh - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM

        Looks pretty obviously intentional in that he swung his stick and hit him in the ankle. It doesn’t matter if meant to hurt him, he did and he broke his ankle. When you have an entire team of guys who use their sticks instead of playing the right way it becomes the norm to expect this crap. It doesn’t mean it is okay to do it. Letang was slashing everyone who checked him – as if he wasn’t supposed to get hit like the rest of the league. Bush league.

      • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM

        OK. Can you explain why Orpik’s hands and stick were up around Eriksson’s face?

      • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        Never mind, mixing up my clips.

      • burgh916 - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM

        Dropthepuckeh – not sure what video you’re watching, but I clearly see Dupuia try to backhand swat a puck out of the air and the follow through hits Kelly. Dupuis would never intentionally hurt a player like that.
        Anyways, a quick recovery to all players, brutal game.

      • micasa81 - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM

        Thanks for the clip. Agree with your assessment – provided you can admit that he should have gotten a 2 min. penalty.

        @Dropthepuckeh
        “When you have an entire team of guys who use their sticks instead of playing the right way…”

        Are you being serious? Do you not see Kelly simultaneously slashing and cross-checking Dupuis as they battle for the puck? This was a chippy NHL hockey game, and it just so happened that the Pens guy’s slash was the one that broke a bone.

      • shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM

        @micasa, I certainly saw Kelly take a few shots AFTER Dupuis broke his ankle…

  2. mislysbb - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Geez. This Penguins-Bruins rivalry might become worse than the rivalry with the Habs in due time.

    Probably just one of those unfortunate plays, but it still sucks. Kelly has had a broken leg before, a broken ankle will keep him out for probably the rest if the month.

    • mp1131211 - Dec 9, 2013 at 1:47 AM

      I think any team that has to play the bruins learns to hate them with a passion. They basically have a rivalry with every single team in their old division. You would hate them too if you had to weather their dirty play several times a year.

  3. Moop - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Last night’s game was embarrassing for both teams, no matter what action you believe was the worst. Nobody should be attacking other players long after a whistle. Nobody should be kneeing other players in the head. Nobody should be breaking another player’s ankle with a stick.

    • joey4id - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

      I don’t agree with you. However, both teams have players on their squad that should be embarrassed for what they did. There has been worse incidents in the history of the NHL. Maki vs Green http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXoO2QkIlH8 and there are more.

  4. sjsharks66 - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    This all started from a clean hit. I see Boston fans saying Orpik should have manned up and just fought, well Boston players should learn what a clean hit it.

    Why didn’t Boston do anything to “Patches” the night before. Another clean hit that resulted in their player on a stretcher??

    Neal and Thornton both deserve lengthy suspensions. That is all.

    • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      Principle point of contact was the head.

      • hazlydose - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM

        No it wasn’t. The principle point of contact was between Orpik’s shoulder and Erikson’s breastbone. I understand why the Bruins thought it was dirty because it was a bang-bang play and they don’t get the advantage of slo-motion replay on the ice, but at no point did Orpik make contact with Erikson’s head. The concussion came from the whiplash and him hitting his head on the ice.

      • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:12 PM

        That wasn’t what I saw on the replay.

      • ironyisadeadscene - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        When you launch into someone with that much force….not hitting your head on the ice isn’t an option. It was a careless play with intent to injure…the penguins and their meathead fans are inferior

      • hazlydose - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM

        Go to the story on the Erikkson concussion and pause at 0:51. No head contact.

      • mp1131211 - Dec 9, 2013 at 1:50 AM

        No it wasn’t

    • Moop - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      If Orpik had fought Thornton the first time he was challenged then Thornton would not have felt the need to attack him later on in the period. I’m not saying that Orpik should have or had to fight Thornton, but you can’t deny that if they did fight, it likely would have diffused the situation.

      The Bruins didn’t go after Pacioretty the other night because they deemed that his hit on Boychuk didn’t warrant anything more than the two minute minor penalty he received. But then they watch another hit hurt one of their teammates the next night. Loui Eriksson is a top six forward who just suffered a concussion about a month ago. What does anyone expect to happen?

      The way the NHL is right now, you can’t play a hard hitting game, whether it be clean or dirty, and act surprised when someone asks you to fight. People hate guys like P.K. Subban for that exact reason. Nobody wants to see their skill players getting lit up. If Dennis Seidenberg had stepped up on Sidney Crosby the same way Orpik did, you would have expected to see retaliation from the Penguins.

      • Tyler - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:38 PM

        Yes, if Orpik fought Thornton, it wouldn’t have resulted in him going to the hospital.

  5. steelers88 - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Nhronin.
    If Boston comes back to Pittsburgh the whole team better have body guards. You know Boston can dish out hits but they can’t take them. Go cry somewhere else.

    • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      You’re condoning your own team’s cheap shots. Shame on you.

    • dropthepuckeh - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      If your team could stop the cheap shots or learn to drop the gloves instead I think you might fare better. I’m pretty sure the Bruins feel good about their chances against the Pens come playoff time. Your stars will fade and that choke of a goalie will be in therapy by the end of the first game. Better trade for a backup. I’m guessing Neal and Letang will be out too due to the fact their cheap play will catch up to them and someone will make them pay. Enjoy the regular season trophy again….

  6. upyourstodd - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Thorntons Actions: The WORST, inexcusable. 10+ games.

    Neals Actions: The WORST, avoidable. 3 Games.

    Dupuis Actions: Pretty Bad. Take number.

    Conclusion: Both Teams screwed up majorly. No need for any of it, particularly Thornton. As big a Bruins fan that I am, that was deplorable.

    • zico25 - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      Pens fan in agreement with you on all assessments. Neal needs a small suspension, Thornton needs a bigger one, and Dupuis will probably be confronted next game with a fight(hopefully, to ‘police’ the situation on ice.)

      The Dupuis slash, while unfortunate it broke Kelly’s ankle, happens quite often in a game. You could go through the entirety of last night’s 60 minute game and find many more infractions from both sides that were pushing the line. This article is stirring the pot even further. It’s a shame the extremely biased fans of both teams can’t look at this all rationally. I’ve seen Bruins fans try to excuse what Thornton did, and I’ve seen some Pens fans try to ignore what Neal did. I

    • nhloon - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      5 for both.

      Thornton may have swept him down from behind but Orpik looked right AT Thornton as he cocked and eventually threw two jabs, no serious hay makers.

      Man up, protect ya neck Neal !!!

      DON’T POKE THE BEAR !!!!

      • upyourstodd - Dec 9, 2013 at 12:14 AM

        something tells me that I wouldnt want to watch Bruins games with you. Call a spade a spade. No justification for any of that garbage last night.

      • mp1131211 - Dec 9, 2013 at 1:54 AM

        f*** the bear

  7. pitpenguinsrulez - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    If both teams meet in the ECF again you can bet your ass that series will be physical, brutal, and intense.

    • mp1131211 - Dec 9, 2013 at 1:55 AM

      Probably not. Pens got embarrassed last year. If they meet in ECF, they will only have one focus: winning. They will have no interest in evening the fight log tally. But in all honesty, Bruins are a much better playoff team right now. Pens don’t have the grit.

  8. gallyhatch - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    If the league didn’t have their collective head up their own @$$, they would schedule a phone call with Dupuis for this slash, but they won’t. (which will probably lead to more violence / cheap shots the next time these teams meet up – this crappy inconsistent refereeing / disciplinary system [or lack thereof] is making the game worse / more dangerous for the players)

    Thornton deserves whatever punishment he gets, last night his actions finally made him into the goon that all the haters have been calling him all these years. Until last night, he was, in my opinion a stand up guy. That’s out the window now.

    I can’t understand how Neal is only getting a phone call. This is his third such offense, and his knee to Marchand’s head was just as malicious as Thornton’s offense. If you disagree I would ask you to take your glasses off, that was as dirty as it gets.

    I was at the game last night, and despite the awesome comeback win by the Bruins, I’m a very sad, sorry hockey fan today. What a disgrace.

    • claudegirwho - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:57 PM

      Sounded like a whole lot of wahhhhhhhhh to me

      • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:32 PM

        You sound like a whole lot of dumb to the rest of us.

      • claudegirwho - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:50 PM

        This coming from a philthy knuckle dragger who doesn’t know the difference between a clean hit. Why don’t you worry about your own players jumping people too.

      • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 5:10 PM

        LOL. /me points and laughs

    • Tyler - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      The puck was bouncing around, neither player had posession, and Dupuis was trying to keep it in the zone.

      • gallyhatch - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:42 PM

        Really, Dupuis was only playing the puck & trying to keep it in the zone?

        That is one hell of a windup & swing for a guy trying to play the puck.

  9. steelers88 - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Sjsharks66.
    I think the Penguins/Bruins rivalry right now might be hotter than the Penguins/Flyers rivalry.

  10. terrier92 - Dec 8, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Pittsburg fans please restrict your comments to football. There at least you have some knowledge

    • dropthepuckeh - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM

      Yeah, Tomlin isn’t cheap either….

  11. hazlydose - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Its a good thing these teams don’t meet again this year. The only way they might is if they play in the playoffs, but that stage should cut out a lot of the crap. If there was another regular season meeting, it would be a blood bath.

    • mislysbb - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      I agree. Of they had another regular season game they would be taking out the freaking goalies next!

      • patthehockeyfan - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM

        I thought that was the just Flyers’ Emery’s job.

  12. shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    I think its funny that Thornton will get the worst suspension, when orpik MIGHT have a minor concussion. Like, come on. You just blew up Eriksson and he gets up off the ice, you can’t get up from a half assed shot to the jaw? Total embellishment. Stretcher not necessary. Meanwhile, two bruins are ACTUALLY INJURED, and there will be little to no punishment for either instance. Not to mention that scum bag Neal, whose actions were equal to those of thorntons, only marchand didn’t completely embellish his injury. What an absolute joke.

    • dropthepuckeh - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      Glass Jaw Orpik played possum while Eriksson, Marchand, and Kelly all got back to the bench. Lesson, dive like Letang and use your stick like Neal, Letang, Crosby. All else fails knee a guy when he’s down. But god forbid you try to fight a guy, one on one. Pittsburgh is too classy for that. What a joke team. No wonder they choke so much.

      • slobberface - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:17 PM

        Not a fan of either team. You guys are so biased you have no clue what you are talking about. Suspend Neal and Thornton. Orpik’s hit was clean. I do not want that hit taken out of hockey.

      • shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        @slobberface: until its YOUR team. Then you’ll be furious just like all the bruins fans. Since when is it ok to obliterate a player who never played the puck?

      • shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM

        To elaborate, I’m not upset about the actual contact. If Loui has the puck, clean hit. He never had a chance to make a play on the puck or brace for the hit. It was a bush league play by a bush player on a bush team

  13. steelers88 - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    I’m tired of arguing with you Boston fans. The point is both teams are at fault. It sucks that a lot of players got injured but the point is both the teams and the fan bases need to move on. By the way PHT I’m tired of hearing about the incident last night can we just move on!

    • dropthepuckeh - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:25 PM

      How about turn off your computer genius?

    • gallyhatch - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      “steelers88 – Dec 8, 2013 at 12:46 PM
      Nhronin.
      If Boston comes back to Pittsburgh the whole team better have body guards. You know Boston can dish out hits but they can’t take them. Go cry somewhere else.”
      ____________________________________________________________________________

      That isn’t arguing. That’s talking $hit / trolling.

  14. muckleflugga - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    hazlydose

    repeat it often enough, and you and everyone else in these boards who’ve never played competitive contact hockey will be believers

    without puck possession, eriksson is not fair game to anyone but a turtling thug like orpik; had that hit been delivered to crosby, we’d be swimming in penguins’ tears…

    criminal proceedings would have been entertained, and the canadian parliament would have debated the matter of hockey violence for weeks, possibly months

    what kelly missed when hacked was opportunity to flop, roll over, do the worm, scramble ems, go to hospital, be released immediately by a bemused hospital staff pissed because an over-rated cry baby wasted their time, then go about his business as usual

    if orpik needed a board, stretcher and neck restraint after being knocked out, why was he released so quickly…?

    had he been knocked out, orpik would not have been released inside twelve hours following concussion protocol, and he sure as hell would not have been able to fly given pressure problems inside aircraft

    fraud

    • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Being stretchered off is more of a precautionary move these days. We shouldn’t react to the stretcher with “OMG he’s dead” anymore.

      • drewzducks - Dec 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM

        Hey, what are you doing here ? I thought you werea Philthy fan ? LOL

    • dropthepuckeh - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      Couldn’t agree more. If the Bruins had just writhed in pain on the ice or sold the hit more we’d be dealing with a couple more suspensions for Pitt. Did anyone else witness the piece of crap Letang? The guy slashes anyone who touches him. It’s a complete joke. Then when Miller, a first year player, challenges him to fight, he hits him with his stick and skates away. Pretty symbolic of the whole team. It is going to hurt when it catches up to them. I look forward to Philly and the Rangers making them pay since Boston can only face them in the playoffs now. Neal should be ashamed of himself – how big is that guy? He needs to slash and knee people?? Is he that much of a tool?? Shame.

    • gallyhatch - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      There’s so much truth in this comment it’s scary.

    • hazlydose - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:42 PM

      The puck hits off of his stick… Did Boston get a different feed of the game where Orpik drug Eriksson down from behind and pummeled him and Shawn Thornton scored a hat trick and crapped out rainbows instead? Eriksson touched the puck and Orpik hit him without contacting his head…

      • shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 4:03 PM

        Stop it, you’re obviously one of few here who still believes that is what happened. Thornton didn’t “pummel” orpik. Yes it was stupid, but orpik embellished like the classless player he’s known to be. He’s not even hurt. Eriksson NEVER touched the puck. You are an idiot if you think that was clean. We all know if that was Crosby you’d be calling for a lifetime ban.

      • hazlydose - Dec 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM

        Orpik hit was clean and Thornton should receive a lifetime ban for disgracing the game. Neal should get around 10-20 games.

      • shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM

        Ok, I know I’m kinda biased but wow. You’re just being ignorant. Orpik is not injured while Erikssons season could be in jeopardy if this concussion is serious. I hope the next time Crosby almost plays a puck he gets lit up and we’ll see how you feel about it then

      • hazlydose - Dec 8, 2013 at 5:49 PM

        Yep, you’re the one wishing players to get “lit up” and I’m the ignorant one…

        I’m all for physical play, but what Thornton did was not in any way a hockey play. It’s going to take a death on the ice for this league to cut out the thug/goon behavior and for the fans to stop encouraging it.

      • shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

        All I said was that I’d like to see Crosby receive the same “clean” hit that Eriksson got, and then hear your reaction. Not wishing injury or anything. Just sayin, you’re lying if you say you’d be ok with that hit if it were on Crosby. And stop alluding to the fact that Thornton could’ve killed someone. Orpik is NOT hurt. Eriksson IS. Where do your priorities really lie? Player safety or trying to drag a respected players name through the mud because he made a stupid mistake? If you don’t want “goon behavior” don’t encourage hits like orpiks. The two go hand in hand

      • hazlydose - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:49 PM

        You are making the mistake of pairing the result of the play with the harmful impact it has on the game, just as the league does. This is why we can’t have nice things. Because Orpik is okay, Thornton gets a drastically reduced punishment. The league and the fans need to stop depending on the results of actions to see how despicable they are.

  15. drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    I’m not sure what’s worse: what Thornton did, or what the Pens do as a team on a regular basis.

  16. gallyhatch - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    The fact is, Penguin fans would be bawling their eyes out if this slash or an Orpik type hit happened to Crosby last night. You guys are whistling past the graveyard.

    Hopefully this game is the one that makes Mario pack up his bags and walk away from the game forever. Oh, wait minute, no Penguins were seriously hurt in this game, it’s all good.

  17. tlndma - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    I think Dupuis was swinging at the puck. It was reckless but, I think unintentional.
    On the Thornton violation, I think he saw Orpik ready to engage Campbell in the scrum, after backing down from him earlier and lost control. He has never been the kind of guy that would hit another player laying on the ice. Frustration got the best of him. I’m still a little surprised that Orpik was injured so badly by a punch with a gloved hand from a player on his knees.
    As far as Orpik’s hit on Erikson, if you light up a defenseless guy like that, be ready for some payback. There are other guys that do that often (Franzen). It may be legal but, hits like that are why fighting should be part of the game.
    Neal – 2 games (repeat offender)
    Thornton- 6 games (1st time)

  18. sjsharks66 - Dec 8, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    The fact that jack edwards didn’t make a big deal about dupuis hitting his ankle while trying to play the puck just shows that it was accidental.

    • ironyisadeadscene - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      Yeah genius, we’ll jack edwards be the judge and jury for all incidents that happen on the ice with the bruins

  19. shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    So when its official that orpik isn’t really hurt, and just embellished his “injury” will people stop calling for thorntons head? Obviously it was stupid and deserving of suspension, but also obviously is not the malicious attempt to end orpiks career the way many seem to think. This doesn’t make Thornton some garbage goon. He crossed the line, but is collecting a lot of unwarranted flak because orpik played opossum

    • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      Yep. That entire game was typical Pens.

  20. jason9696 - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I didn’t hear about this incident last night. So I guess Thornton, Neal and Dupuis should all be getting suspended.

    Too bad the Bruins and Penguins don’t play again during the regular season. I hope they meet up again in the playoffs.

  21. bostonfan96 - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Am I the only person baffled with how naturally Kelly played it off for the rest of the game? I had no idea he was hurt from that besides a stinger, but to find out that he had a broken fibula/ankle after…wow tough guy and a huge loss for the B’s, arguably their second most needed FWD (next to Bergy)

    • shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

      He is HUGE for the PK, he’ll be a big loss. Notice a trend between these two teams? Bruins try to play honest and man up. They don’t embellish injury, in fact, they usually quietly play through them. Pens on the other hand are often a part of these gong show games, take cheap shots regularly, and refuse to man up and atone for their actions. Oh, don’t forget the embellishment… What a joke team. I’m usually an avid Crosby supporter, but the way this team acts on the ice you have to wonder what kind of a leader he really is.

  22. pensman29 - Dec 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Orpiks hit was clean

    Thornton deserves a huge suspension. Also u stupid bruins fans… I guess orpik decided he didn’t want to play the rest of the game so he said to the medical personnel “guys I’m scared, I don’t want to play this game anymore. Pretend I’m seriously injuried” f urselfs if u believe that

    Neal’s hit also deserves a suspension. But he didn’t try to kill someone after a whistle.

    • shaundre93 - Dec 8, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      So if it wasn’t embellished why did he lay motionless on the ice for 10 min while the hockey world ( bruins fans included) held their collective breath praying he wasn’t paralyzed only to have him released from the hospital two hours later and cleared to fly? Doesn’t make sense to me. Haven’t heard any reported injuries. Think if he even had a mild concussion it would have been reported by now seeing as how everyone is (or was) concerned about his health. Maybe he just wanted to get Thornton in trouble and accidently took it too far? Maybe he’s just a baby idk. Neals hit is in the exact same category as Thorntons though. The whole incident seems fishy though

  23. pensman29 - Dec 8, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Oh god some of these bruins commenters write the most classless things I’ve ever read

    • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      Funny coming from the author of “Also u stupid bruins fans”.

  24. steelers88 - Dec 8, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Sigh. I wish you guys would STOP talking about this. The point is it happened it sucks now let’s just all move on. The point is the Bruins have a game tonight and the Penguins have a game tomorrow. I’m just going to focus on the actual game not what happened last night. There is still a lot of hockey to be played and I’m looking forward to it.

    • drewsylvania - Dec 8, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      It kept going in large part due to your troll statements to start things off.

  25. freakinjosh - Dec 8, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    So, bruins fans. This Crosby analogy that you speak of? I have found an animated clip of what that might look like on YouTube.

    Oh wait. That really happened? Last year in game 4 of the ECF’s? The penguins were already on the PP?? There was no penalty on the play????
    Yes, yes, yes, and yes. So you can knock the “what if we did that to Crosby crap” off because you already did it and got away with it.

    And since we’re already down memory lane, let’s not forget who the real queens of last minute losses are here. Any of you want that YouTube clip posted too?

    Suck it

    • gallyhatch - Dec 8, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      Awesome example of Crosby taking a dive. . . . there is no comparison between this video, and what happened to Eriksson last night.

      Good effort though.

      • freakinjosh - Dec 9, 2013 at 4:12 AM

        After going back and rewatching both hits, I see your point. Neither player had played the puck, neither hit was a penalty, and neither player hit their head on the ice. The only similarity is that both videos are of hockey. As far as Crosby diving, you’re spot on. He’s already missed about 1.5 seasons from diving related concussions. The above dive could have been a career ender. Tell me, do you have a hockey blog that I could follow? Your attention to detail and ability to analyze plays are second to none.

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