Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lundqvist Takes Blow to Head from Marchand, Ridicule from Julien

Henrik Lundqvist took a hit to the head and fell hard to the ice on Saturday. Now the Bruins are trying to take the Rangers' star down with their words to add insult to injury.

Both Claude Julien and Brad Marchand accused Lundqvist of embellishment on the play.

“In preseason, Lundqvist did the same thing,” Julien said after Boston's 4-3 win on Saturday. “I know he does some acting on the side, but I don’t think it needs to be on the ice.”

Marchand was given a goaltender interference penalty on the play and J.T. Miller gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead on the ensuing power play.

“Referees are there to protect goaltenders and they should [but] goaltenders shouldn’t take advantage of referees and, you know, you may think it’s a good play for his team to get a power play but we’re all trying to get that out of the game."

Though its clear from the replay (see video above) that Marchand rams Lundqvist's head with his knee with pretty good force. The Bruins' cagey winger joined Julien in questioning Lundqvist's "dramatic" reaction to the hit:

The Bruins came away with teh 4-3 win to improve to 13-8-1 in the standings. After starting 0-3, and despite a 5-6-1 home record, the Bruins currently sit at third in the Atlantic Division.