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Claude Julien gets ejected in Boston

Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:04 pm
Edited on: October 18, 2011 10:15 pm
By: Adam Gretz

When Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask left his crease to skate the length of the ice and challenge Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward to a fight late in the first period, you had to know this game, which Carolina ended up winning 4-1, was going to end up taking a turn for the absurd. And it certainly did not disappoint.

The Bruins were an undisciplined mess all night, recording 72 penalty minutes, 47 of which came in the third period alone. The penalty situation eventually become so ridiculous that at one point the Bruins had five players crammed into their penalty box as if it were a can of hockey-playing sardines. The Hurricanes had so much power play time that when Eric Staal scored on a 5-on-3 advantage in the third period, allowing one of the penalized Bruins to come out of the box, they were still on a two-man advantage (which, of course, resulted in another goal).

From there, things only continued to spiral out of control as fans started to litter the ice with garbage (on more than one occassion), while Bruins coach Claude Julien was given a game misconduct ending his night behind the bench early. When asked after the game why he was ejected he said that he wish he knew.

The Bruins simply lost their cool and ended up paying the price on the scoreboard.

Here's a look at the sequence -- one of the many that included a fight or an attempted fight -- that resulted in Rask leaving his crease to challenge Ward, who wanted absolutely nothing to do with the Bruins goaltender. And that's probaly for the best, because Rask seems like he would be a tough customer, at least based on the temper he displayed during a minor league game a couple of years ago.

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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:03 pm

Claude Julien gets ejected in Boston

Horton may not be the greatest fighter, but saying he backs away from a fight and is always getting rescued by his teammates is laughable.  He had just as many fighting majors as one of his supposed rescuers you named, and 6 more than the other.  The guys he fought may not have been heavyweights, but for the most part they weren't slouches either.  He may have gotten rocked in his second fight with Phaneuf, but the first time they fought was a different story.

Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:54 am

Claude Julien gets ejected in Boston

Horton got murdered in a fight with Phaneuf last year.  Ironically, Horton instigated the whole thing.  Horton is coming off a concussion, so they are probably extra jacked to protect him. 

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 10:07 am

Claude Julien gets ejected in Boston

It's always funny to see how supposed tough guys are always rescued by their teammates when the pushing starts. Maybe one day Horton will get to take care of his own business without Chara or Lucic feeling like they have to jump in. Probably not since they all rescue each other. Probably a carry over from the showers.

Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2011 8:35 am

Claude Julien gets ejected in Boston

And Jack Edwards challenges the Carolina bench............

Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2011 12:13 am

Claude Julien gets ejected in Boston


that is what im expecting. 

Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:27 pm

Claude Julien gets ejected in Boston

I can't wait to see what Ted has to say about this...

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