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Video: Pacioretty shaken up by Iginla hit

May 8, 2014, 8:17 PM EDT

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty is a budding star, yet he might be known as much for his ability to recover from painful hits than he is for scoring big goals.

It’s probably no surprise that he didn’t even leave the ice despite being clearly shaken up by this check from Boston Bruins winger Jarome Iginla:

Was that a dirty hit? Pierre McGuire believes that it was clean and Iginla didn’t receive a penalty on the play. Still, some will argue that it was. Feel free to share your take in the comments.

Some may also believe that Pacioretty should have gone to “The Quiet Room” after that hard hit left him reeling, but he didn’t even leave the bench.

  1. mackattack29 - May 8, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    It was a shoulder right into his numbers.. on what planet is that a clean hit? Lol. For a guy like pierre who is supposed to know a lot about hockey he comes off as someone who just switched the channel from a basketball game…

    • dropthepuckeh - May 8, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      Like you coming over from baseball.

    • bwayblueshirt - May 9, 2014 at 2:14 AM

      Much as I hate the Boston Biitches, this is a clean hit. Pacioretty turns at the last moment to play the puck. Hockey’s a tough sport. You want the sport without hits, go watch soccer.

    • adamdep211rukus211 - May 9, 2014 at 5:29 AM

      Geez, you think that is a bad you know nothing. For one his skates were on the ice, 2 like p said he didn’t take extra strides, it wasn’t from behind, and his elbows weren’t near the head. It’s hickey Dumbass. I’d like to see what you thought of the sport ten years ago.. 20 years you would be cropping your pants

  2. joey4id - May 8, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    I don’t think Patch hurt his back. can you say concussion? Boys are refusing to submit themselves to the league’s concussion protocol.

    • topshelf37 - May 9, 2014 at 9:50 AM

      I was thinking the same thing. There is no way he shouldn’t have been at least checked out. His first couple of shifts back he looked completely lost. He got his feet under him and finished out nicely but I can’t believe the staff let him keep going. I’m not sure what the NHL can do differently to prevent this, but it’s clearly not safe.

      • joey4id - May 9, 2014 at 10:09 AM

        You’re absolutely right about him being out of sorts the first couple of shifts after the incident.

        I suspect that Stamkos have suffered a concussion when he rec’d an accidental knee to the head from Habs Emelin,

        The NFL instituted a protocol that takes the decision making out of the hands of the players and the team. There use athletic trainers in the stadium box who watch for potential head injuries. Any player suspected of suffering a concussion must be assessed by the medical staff.

        Read more about the protocol here.

      • topshelf37 - May 9, 2014 at 10:56 AM

        Interesting read joey4id. That makes sense and really seems like the only way to implement something like this. I am really surprised more hasn’t come out about this. He looked very dazed on the bench but I shrugged it off until I saw those shifts. Will be interesting to see if he goes next game. I’m assuming he will, but if not, that will likely raise even more questions.

      • joey4id - May 9, 2014 at 11:28 AM

        The NHL may be compelled to reconsider their concussion protocol because of James Wisniewski’s admission to lying about how he felt to avoid the protocol, and also the pending concussion law suits filed against them. It will be interesting to see how all of this unfolds.

      • joey4id - May 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM

        BTW, did you see how Crosby appeared out of sorts after taking a hit from Nash and hitting his head against the glass? That happened last game, and it certainly looked like he would have been sidelined if the NHL was enforcing an NFL like concussion protocol.

      • topshelf37 - May 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM

        I did not see it. I’m sure it happens more often that we even know. I guess it’s all part of the sport and the tough guys that play it.

  3. dropthepuckeh - May 8, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    No surprise he didn’t leave the ice because he was fine and trying to milk a penalty. I think after not getting the call he was embarrassed and needed to keep up the act. Pure Maxi. Pure Montreal.

    • mackattack29 - May 8, 2014 at 8:35 PM

      Haha I love how B’s fans defend iginla when you guys were his second choice. He chose Pittsburgh first and snubbed you guys… haha says a lot about how desirable Boston is despite them being a perennial contender.

      • dropthepuckeh - May 8, 2014 at 8:58 PM

        Who cares? Bruins crushed Pitt last year. Iggy crushed Maxi tonight. Win win.

      • kovodisc - May 9, 2014 at 8:12 AM

        LOL too funny.

        Everyone wanted to be with Pitt last year…they were on fire at the time and the favorite to win the cup. Can’t blame Iginla at all. Were B’s and their fans bothered by it? absolutely!

        He admitted he made a mistake and should have come to Boston…not sure what there is to be bitter or upset about from a fan standpoint.

        Keep trollin buddy

    • joey4id - May 8, 2014 at 8:40 PM

      Ok! I get it. Your just an a$$hole.

    • joey4id - May 8, 2014 at 8:40 PM

      Ok! I get it. You’re just an a$$hole.

      • no - May 8, 2014 at 10:26 PM

        but wait do you get it?

      • joey4id - May 9, 2014 at 9:21 AM

        get what?

      • numbcracker2109 - May 8, 2014 at 11:00 PM

        I get it!

  4. sgs32 - May 8, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    I love Pierre but : “that’s one big physical guy against another big physical guy”…what? in what world is pacioretty a physical guy??

    • govtminion - May 8, 2014 at 9:41 PM

      Be very careful… if you search for logic and substance in a Pierre McGuire post for more than a couple of seconds, it can cause nosebleeds and eventually strokes.

      • mangoman1966 - May 9, 2014 at 9:26 AM

        Was wondering why my left arm is numb.

  5. drewsylvania - May 8, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Here’s why everyone hates Habs fans: They complain to the refs about literally. Every. Single. Play.

  6. pepper2011 - May 8, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    What does pacioretty always look like he smelled an egg fart

  7. girouxsalem89 - May 9, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Not for nothing but thats at least 2 minutes for boarding.

  8. arbruins - May 9, 2014 at 4:15 AM

    Call the cops and get ready to press charges.

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