Boychuk settled the puck behind the net and wrapped it around the left boards when Downie came barreling-in late on No. 55.
Boston’s bench boss didn’t see the replay of the incident, but did say Boychuk was doing just fine.
“Johnny is fine. I haven’t had an opportunity to look at it, I haven’t watched the video yet. I know some people have, but from what I hear it’s not a great hit,” said head coach Claude Julein in his post game press conference. “I’ll maybe save my comments more for after I see it.”
Downie was sent to the box for a two-minute boarding call.
Boychuk, slow to get up, skated off the ice under his own will, but did not return to the game. He took a brief skate during the T.V. timeout, then watch the rest of the Bruins 3-1 win from the bench.