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Video: Miller drops Moen with punch as Bruins-Habs heats up (Updated)

Mar 24, 2014, 8:11 PM EDT

It didn’t take long for Boston and Montreal to renew hostilities on Monday night.

Less than five minutes into the opening frame, Habs forward Travis Moen took exception to a hit Kevan Miller put on Dale Weise, leading to this scrap:

As you can see, the tilt didn’t end well for Moen. The immediate concern for the gritty veteran will be his history of concussions, which some feared would be an issue when he suffered a broken orbital bone earlier this season.

Montreal had suffered a loss in the toughness category last week when Brandon Prust was lost for the season with a rib injury. The club’s other enforcer, George Parros, was scratched for tonight’s game.

For Miller, the fight further established him as one of the more dangerous fighters in his weight class, having already scored victories over the likes of Ottawa’s Zack Smith and San Jose’s Mike Brown.

Update: Montreal has announced that neither Moen nor Weise will return to tonight’s game.

  1. bigbadbruins77 - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Don’t mess with miller!! Vermont boy!

    • nj666 - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:49 PM

      yeah the tough streets of vermont…

      • pedroskybb - Mar 24, 2014 at 11:33 PM

        He’s actually a California boy, UVM schooled however…

      • cofran2004 - Mar 25, 2014 at 9:46 AM

        Hey, cows can be udderly dangerous….

        I’m here all week, folks!

  2. muckleflugga - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    it looked like moen caught miller square but made the mistake of holding him up … moen’s hurting but miller will have a headache for a day or two

    nothing in the hit … weise went down waaaaay to easy

    you can take the boy out of vancouver but not vancouver out of the boy

    • salmon90 - Mar 24, 2014 at 11:40 PM

      totally – he even left the game with a supposed “injury” – probably going to whine about it in the media after too – and then their fans will probably riot. One a Canuck always a Canuck hey nuckleheada?!

  3. sjsharks66 - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    Well if he’s so tough why doesn’t he fight Chara or Lucic! Oh wait…that doesn’t work. Good little scrapper this guy is!

  4. wethog66 - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Considering I come from the older side of this fight, that was tough to watch. Like beating up an old man.

    • cofran2004 - Mar 25, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      …after the old man attacks you, challenges you, and won’t let you skate away. I don’t care for the way Boston plays, but that was not Miller’s fault. If a little girl comes at me, and is swearing at me while holding a gun on me, you can bet your ass I’m gonna drop her with a right hook if her attention wavers off me for even a second. You fight who challenges you. If he’d skated away, montreal would be lampooning him for not owning up to the hit.

      • wethog66 - Mar 25, 2014 at 4:08 PM

        I hear ya, and good luck with gun toting/foul mouthed little girl. I was just making a general comment on how it sucks getting old. Relax Sunshine.

      • cofran2004 - Mar 25, 2014 at 4:14 PM

        Hey, little kids with guns are serious business.

      • wethog66 - Mar 25, 2014 at 4:18 PM

        I am with you. As a father of two daughters under 7 I’ve seen some knucklehead kids over the years. I expect the un-expected.

      • cofran2004 - Mar 25, 2014 at 4:22 PM

        Always a good call to expect the unexpected, especially with kids.

        Also, now that I’m thinking about it, what would most people do in that situation? That’s a pretty f’d up scenario… I can’t say with certainty that I’d punch the kid or not. I’d probably run and hope that her aim was bad, if i’m being honest.

      • wethog66 - Mar 26, 2014 at 4:45 PM

        My Father always told me to never hit women, ever, so long as they don’t have a deadly weapon in their hands. If they do all bets are off.

  5. muckleflugga - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    gotta love vermont … lovers of both herb and common sense

    on the verge of making possession of two ounces and three plants legal

    clearly a civilized place to live

    • laxnhockey - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      Please, the liberals up here have no sense, much less common sense.

      • nj666 - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

        rabble rabble rabble…

      • cofran2004 - Mar 25, 2014 at 9:53 AM

        Knock of the political talk. This is a hockey board. The CNN disqus boards are that way —->

      • habsmansboyfriend - Mar 26, 2014 at 10:48 PM

        LAX IS RIGHT!!!!! Put all the liberals in jail or execute them !! Then EVERYTHING will be GREAT!!!

      • jimeejohnson - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:57 AM

        Another righ wing bass turd speaks.

  6. drewsylvania - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    It’s hard to score when the refs are calling penalties on only one team…

    • drewsylvania - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:12 PM

      5 Hab homer downthumbs. Your team full of cowards salutes you.

      • sjsharks66 - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM

        What was being a coward was what just happened to Subban, that was a punk move. I like the Bruins and hate Subban. If the Bruins act like idiots they are not going to get calls from the officials.

        ps. I was one of your thumbs down.

      • drewsylvania - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:26 PM

        Guess you missed the punch by Subban on Boychuk beforehand. And maybe the grabbing of Marchand’s stick to “high-stick” himself and draw a penalty.

    • drewsylvania - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

      Habs just threw a broken stick on the ice. No call. But keep deluding yourselves.

      • laxnhockey - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM

        You’re an idiot if you didn’t see Marchand’s cheap,pitchfork to high stick Subban, but keep dreaming. That little rat is always bringing his stick up because he’s a punk beeeeotch.

      • sportsfaninyyc - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM

        Nancydrewsylvania, quit crying

    • laxnhockey - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:42 PM

      Like the four phantom calls against Montreal in the third to keep Boston in the game.

      • jimeejohnson - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:59 AM

        Right wing punk.

  7. sportsfaninyyc - Mar 24, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Why didn’t Therrien dress Parros, White and Tinordi for this game??

    • therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 24, 2014 at 11:47 PM

      Probably because they’re talentless wastes of oxygen who have COMBINED for 6 points in 79 games. Lucky for the Habs that you’re not making the roster decisions.

  8. ironyisadeadscene - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    The only guy with a set of balls got knocked out of the game. Loved watching subban pull marchands stick up to his face and drop like he’d been shot. The diving never stops in Montreal

    • habsmansboyfriend - Mar 26, 2014 at 10:53 PM

      P. K. NEVER DIVES!!! That was a clear ASSAULT by the little ball of hate…..Marchand should be suspended for 500 games for his clear violation of the rules. So what if P.K couldn’t stay on his feet…..he’s not a very good skater, you know.

      • jimeejohnson - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:59 AM

        Pea brain right winger.

  9. bsaures - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Love all the complaining from bruins fans. Maybe they would take less penalties if they stopped trying to goon the game up

    • drewsylvania - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM

      You aren’t watching the game. Or are so used to the Habs brand of cheap-shot-then-turtle hockey that you don’t even notice it anymore.

      • bsaures - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:43 PM

        Ya cuz jumping one of a teams from behind is part of the game.

      • salmon90 - Mar 24, 2014 at 11:44 PM

        Hey Drewsylvania – I don’t like the Habs or Bruins but did notice the cheapest of all shots by Mr. Lucic. Did you notice that..or do you not notice that kind of thing anymore?

    • laxnhockey - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:36 PM

      That’s their only chance to win, they can’t match Montreal’s speed.

      • laxnhockey - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:44 PM

        Like I said!

      • jimeejohnson - Mar 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM

        You are a pea brain.

  10. dontbsuchapuss - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    Had to turn the channel as much as I hate both teams it just ridiculous listening to the impartial commentator whine about the supposed non calls on the goon bruins you would think he is between the benches to do his job not lobby for a bunch of goons who will choke in the playoffs anyway

    • drewsylvania - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:34 PM

      Guess you picked up hockey after 2011…

    • laxnhockey - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:37 PM

      That’s Boston to a T.

    • therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM

      uaresuchapuss…perfect name for a figure skating fan. Guess you didn’t watch the Habs when they used to be relevant. Kordic and Burns must be rolling over in their graves and Odelein, Corson, Ewen and company must be ashamed of Les Puses.

  11. laxnhockey - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Hard to believe, but I think Char got slower.

  12. nunan - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    want to make sure i say this before the game ends so that its not looked at as biased but the refs have been terrible. way too involved. let them play.

  13. dontbsuchapuss - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Oh look the boston fans and McGuire can stop whining they have gotten their power play chances

  14. bencia823 - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    yikes. Moen has developed a glass jaw after all of these concussions. hopefully he either stops fighting or learns some judo

    • joey4id - Mar 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM

      Glass jaw? Did you just learn these 2 words and had to use them in a sentence? He got nailed right on the temple.

  15. muckleflugga - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    lucic gets taken to school by lemelin on a text book hip … bruins circled menacingly …

    as they say in bull riding and baseball, anything that flies that far should have a stewardess onboard … knowing hockey players it may be assumed milan’s had the occasional stewardess onboard

    paille got stood-up with a shoulder square to the chest from a smaller player after taking a suicide pass … blame his teammate nooooo … bruins circled menacingly

    boychuk tried to lowball subban and missed … then he overreacted to a well-deserved cuff before being baited into an undisciplined horse-collar … bruins circled menacingly

    bruins are playing their usual bang and crash sort of game … being nasty and circling menacingly

    great hockey … but they tend to let their image get in the way of common sense sometimes

    yes subban can be shameless puke but i fail to see how les canadiens are punks for daring to stand-up to the bruins

    all the same … go bruins

    • kovodisc - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      Montreal was “standing up” to the Bruins? Thanks for the laugh

      Hard to “stand up” to a team when you’re diving all over the place.

      I think the typical “goon” comments are laughable. Bruins play a tough style of Hockey – and their roster is full of players that all put up points. They may not get the big numbers other teams have offensively, but that’s because they roll out 4 solid lines.

  16. ironyisadeadscene - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Regardless of who wins, this shootout crap needs to go…i want more OT

    • laxnhockey - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      I want the shootout so the refs can’t influence the outcome like they tried tonight

    • joey4id - Mar 24, 2014 at 11:28 PM

      Yes! let’s play until there is a winner…. like who cares if the game finishes at 2am, and one or both teams have to travel after the game for another game in less than 17 hours. Brilliant!

    • kovodisc - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      4 v 4 for 5 minutes
      3 v 3 for 5 minutes

      No goals? Tie game.

  17. brusta1960 - Mar 25, 2014 at 4:33 AM

    Let me ask you Hab fans, do you really enjoy their style of play? How can such a proud franchise with such a great hockey heritage play such a punk brand of hockey? It’s really a shame. I wonder what all the retired Canadian players think when they see this team play? I have to be honest I don’t like the style of Marchand and watching the Habs is like watching a full roster if Marchands’

    • kovodisc - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM

      Marchand has gotten A LOT better in regards to his dirty play. Still plays with a chip on his shoulder – not necessarily a bad thing – but he seems to have made progress in cleaning up his game – still has work to do though. The dude possesses pure skill on the ice…no one can deny that.

      I would be embarrassed to be a Habs fan these days! Their antics are over the top, and an embarrassment to the sport. Subban takes a shot at Boychuck, Boychuck responds and Subban instantly throws his hands up like “what was THAT?@” Emelin gets a little tap from Looch from behind and drops like one of those old toys where you push the bottom and it goes limp.

  18. terrier92 - Mar 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    Bruins fan here. Hope Monen is ok. Standup guy however he got rocked. Miller is a beast

  19. kovodisc - Mar 25, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Perfectly fine with the B’s losing that game, but stealing a point from it. They had plenty of solid scoring chances, just couldn’t find the back of the net, and hit the post a handful of times. 12-0-1 in the last 13? No problem.

    Miller is proving himself to be like another McQuaid – physical presence out there and people are learning quickly not to mess with him.

    Moen got his bell rung after instigating a fight – but someone that’s the B’s being goons…

    • habsmansboyfriend - Mar 26, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      Miller is a BRUTE! He needs to be banned from hockey. No one should ever treat my team that way.

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