June 23, 2013

Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup Game 5: The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 Saturday at home in game 5, putting them one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup. Patrick Kane scored two goals for the Hawks and Dave Bolland had an empty netter as the Bruins scrambled for an equalizer. The series returns to Boston Monday night.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:19 AM - 10 comments

How is John Boychuk not suspended for this?

posted by tommytrump at 05:34 PM on June 23

Head shot, from behind no less.

Boychuk got off the ice as quickly as he could after that hit. He's a true Bruin.

I guess the message from the NHL is that it is acceptable to target the opponent's head in the playoffs.

Was the McQuaid cross check to the face reviewed?

posted by cixelsyd at 09:55 PM on June 23

This cross check?

posted by tommytrump at 10:07 PM on June 23

Jesus, where's Bob Probert when you need him? Oh, right. But you get my point.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:38 AM on June 24

I'm sure you all will call out Shawn Thornton for stopping the game after a Blackhawk got hit by a puck, right? It's not just butthurt complaining, you're actually tracking sportsmanship, right? Because otherwise someone might point out every hockey game features dirty hits.

posted by yerfatma at 10:26 PM on June 24

I'm sure you all will call out Shawn Thornton for stopping the game after a Blackhawk got hit by a puck, right?

The ref blew the whistle, didn't he? Isn't that what stopped the game after the injury?

posted by grum@work at 10:59 PM on June 24

The ref blew the whistle, didn't he?

Why yes, yes he did.

posted by tommytrump at 11:35 PM on June 24

I don't get your point.

Are you trying to say the game shouldn't have been stopped when Shaw got injured? Why?

The ref stopped the play because he was lying on the ice bleeding.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:43 PM on June 24

My bad, I couldn't hear the sound over the room and it looked like Thornton thought better of it.

posted by yerfatma at 11:09 AM on June 25

It's hard to argue that the Bruins have intentionally cultivated the image of the "big, bad, Bruins." Based on that self-appointed image, which they seem to intentionally play [down] to, they shouldn't be surprised when hockey fans, who are aware of that image, assume that it is true. Right or wrong, a borderline play by a Bruin will be perceived as a dirty play, while a borderline play by a team not known for being "dirty," i.e. Chicago, will get the benefit of the doubt.

Pair that image with Julien's hypocritical bullshit about diving and the integrity of the game and there's bound to be a lot of blowback by non-Bruin fans.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:28 AM on June 25

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