Posts Tagged ‘Game 5

11
May
09

My Take On The Scott Walker Fine

As a Bruins fan I am utterly disappointed in the leagues ruling this afternoon to fine Scott Walker a mere $2,500 for his cheap shot on Aaron Ward late in the third period of Game 5 Sunday night. I guess though what I am more pissed off about is the blatant inconsistency in rulings on disciplinary action that Collin Campbell has dolled out this post season.

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11
May
09

Scott Walker Will Not Be Suspended

NHL.com is reporting that Scott Walker will not be suspended for his sucker punch on Aaron Ward in last night’s Game 5. Instead, Walker will receive a $2,500 fine for his actions. This is absolutely ridiculous that Walker is not suspended for atleast one game. It is in black and white, any player assessed an instigator penalty with less than 5-minutes to go in a game received an automatic one game suspension. Obviously Cambell overturned that judgement, and Walker is eligable for Game 6. In a weird twist, this may be more of a punishment considering Walker will now have to deal with Ward, Thorton, and Lucic looking for revenge.

From NHL.com

RALEIGH, NC — The National Hockey League today announced that Hurricanes forward Scott Walker has been fined $2,500 for an incident that occurred at the 17:13 mark of the third period of Game 5 against the Boston Bruins. There will be no additional punishment assessed.

“We are satisfied with the league’s ruling,” said Hurricanes President and General Manager Jim Rutherford. “After our team received several punches throughout the series leading up to Game 5, it was a matter of time before one was going to be thrown back.”

“I accept the league’s decision,” said Walker. “Based on what was said on the ice as I was dropping my gloves, it was my understanding that I was engaged in an altercation.”

Walker commented on the league’s actions in saying:

“I accept the league’s decision,” Walker said in a statement. “Based on what was said on the ice as I was dropping my gloves, it was my understanding that I was engaged in an altercation.”

While Carolina’s GM Jim Rutherford had this to say:

“We are satisfied with the league’s ruling,” said president and GM Jim Rutherford in a statement. “After our team received several punches throughout the series leading up to Game 5, it was a matter of time before one was going to be thrown back.”

Boston.com is reporting Ward should be available for tomorrow’s Game 6.

10
May
09

Boston Shuts Out Carolina 4-0; Thomas With First Career Playoff Shutout

I am exhausted right now so I’ll make this a quick recap. Great win tonight for the Bruins, the Garden was louder than I’ve heard it in awhile.  It has become blatantly obvious that Claude Julien and the Boston Bruins have been hanging out in the Loge recently. After our last 2 game breakdowns, the Bruins made every correction the Loge suggested

Boston came out a little timid, but still put a lot of pressure on Carolina. So much pressure they did not give up a shot to the ‘Canes until midway through the first, all the while the ‘Canes had a powerplay. Toward the end of the first Recchi scored his second goal of the postseason, a tip in from Chara’s shot from the point. Four minutes later Kessel rounded out the first period scoring after a nice setup from Savard and Lucic. 

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25
Apr
09

Ovechkin’s Amazing Goal (Yes, Another)

I didn’t watch Game 5 of the Caps/Rangers game last night, but while I was at the Volvo Ocean Race today I heard Ovechkin had another ridiculous goal. This has to make, like, 15 highlight reel goals for the year. Right? The Capitals won 4-0 to tighten the Ranger’s series lead to 3-2. It’s going to be an amazing Game 6 on Sunday.

Some amazing games coming up tonight. The Penguins can finish of Philadelphia, Anaheim can send San Jose to the golf course, and the Blackhawks better take Calgary to the brink of elimination.




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