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(NECN/CSNNE) – It was a busy and emotional night at the Garden Sunday night as the Boston Bruins faced off against the Habs.
Comcast SportsNet’s Kevin Walsh is here to break it all down.
Bruins had won six in a row prior to Sunday’s game.
“The fact that they let it get away in the third period is very unconventional for them because the Bruins coming into last night’s game gave up the fewest goals in the third period,” Walsh said.
Zdeno Chara fought the Habs Alexei Emelin, who took a cheap shot against Tyler Seguin.
“I like what he did because when someone takes a cheap shot at one of your top players Tyler Seguin, you’ve got to go after him because you’ve got to send a message, not just for that night but from here on out to eternity, but that ended up costing them. When you have your best defenseman in the box for 17 minutes, that’s a problem. I think it was a bad call by the referees. He should have gotten two minutes for instigation, five minutes for fighting and then we’re pretty much square. There should have been a penalty on Alexei Emelin for cross checking Tyler Seguin in the ribs to begin with but he didn’t get that. And look, Claude Julien had plenty of problems with the officiating as well, so if it’s good enough for Claude, I guess it’s good enough for me.”
Walsh says why the 10-minute misconduct?
He says Montreal is the real deal and they’re back. But the two teams will play a few more times before the season is over, and Walsh says it will be just as nasty as Sunday night.
Onto the Boston Red Sox…Walsh is concerned that David Ortiz hasn’t been on the field yet, now 3.5 weeks in.
Ortiz hasn’t done his base running drills for two consecutive days because of his right Achilles heel, which cost him dozens of games last season.
“And then you give him a two-year contract in the off season and this is ridiculous and I’m concerned and I think everyone else should be.”
Walsh says it’s 50-50 if he’ll be ready for opening day. He says all the signs are there that this is a chronic problem that will be with Ortiz for the rest of his career.