During Monday’s ultra-heated Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Boston’s Milan Lucic took a moment amongst the myriad of vicious hits and brawls to taunt Canuck’s wingman, Alex Burrows.
And it was phenomenal.
For those of you who don’t know, Burrows noshed on Patrice Bergeron’s finger during a scrum in Game 1 last Wednesday. League officials decided not to suspend Burrows for the incident. A fact that was not lost on the Bruins…especially after a non-suspended Burrows scored the winning goal just 11 seconds into OT in Game 2 to put Vancouver up 2-0 in the series.
So, Lucic and the Bruins responded last night with a bit of a chip on their shoulder, a sense of humor…and an 8-1 annihilation of the Canucks.
Of course, matters were only made worse when Vancouver’s Aaron Rome ended Boston’s Nathan Horton’s season in the first period with a blindside hit…effectively ending his own in the the process. So, it’s anyone’s guess what manner of taunting or retaliation will pepper the rest of this already bitter series.
Either way, good hockey.