Boston Bruins center Marc Savard suffered a concussion after Matt Cooke delivered a blindside hit with 5:37 left in Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. No penalty was issued despite the obvious severe contact, as it took doctors several minutes to clear him off the ice.
“A guy like that has to be suspended,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “That’s the way I see it because it’s an elbow to the head from the blindside, and that’s exactly the example they show, what we’ve got to get out of this game. We got a guy who’s got a concussion, our best player, and he’s going to be out for a while. He was out on the ice for a bit and that’s unacceptable.”
The Penguins in their efforts snapped Boston’s five-game road streak, rallying for two goals in the final two periods to earn their 40th win of the season. Blake Wheeler found the net first for the Bruins only score 3:12 into the contest. Pittsburgh kept the pressure on, posting 33 shots on goal to Boston’s 22. The Bruins are next scheduled to face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs tomorrow night at 7:00 PM. Purchase your Bruins tickets with us at Ace!