June 2nd, 2011 by

Fan vote: Would you have suspended Alex Burrows for Game 2?

Photograph by: Mike Blake, Reuters — Link: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com

Widely reported by now, there was no suspension handed down for Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows after a blatant — or not-so blatant — bite of Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron’s finger last night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

At the end of the first period — tied 0-0 — at Rogers Arena last night, things got heated between Burrows and Bergeron after the sound of the horn. Some pushing, shoving, and pie-facing ensued, followed by Burrows sinking his teeth into the B’s center.

Mike Murphy, the NHL’s Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations, issued the following statement earlier this afternoon:

VANCOUVER (June 2, 2011) – “After reviewing the incident, including speaking with the on-ice officials, I can find no conclusive evidence that Alex Burrows
intentionally bit the finger of Patrice Bergeron.”

Above is the picture, below is the poll. Cast your vote…vent and speak in the comments below:

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  1. June 2, 2011
    League discipline sucks in most situations, hopefully with Shanahan it will be better and more consistent.
  2. June 2, 2011
    I expect this behavior from a Hab. No Lady Bing for you Burrows…
  3. June 2, 2011
    Burrows is a goon, that had one good year
  4. June 2, 2011
    Ha! Good one, John!
  5. June 3, 2011
    In normal circumstances, especially during the regular season then yes. But this is the Stanley Cup Finals…they’re not going to suspend anyone unless someone is seriously injured by something blatantly obvious. If Ben Eager didn’t get suspended last series due to that boarding hit on Daniel Sedin then no, not in the playoffs let alone the finals unfortunately. It was a bad move on Burrows none the less.
  6. Pingback: Lineup changes coming? | The Hub of Hockey – A Boston Bruins Hockey Blog by Mark Marino June 6, 2011 […] Burrows — who scored the game-winner exactly 11 seconds into overtime Saturday night — for biting Patrice Bergeron during Game 1, and Maxim Lapierre’s taunt towards Bergeron in Game 2, it […]

  7. June 6, 2011
    After watching the video enough times, it looks like Bergeron shoved this finger in Burrows’ mouth. Burrows grabs Bergerons glove to pull if away from his mouth, any normal reflex of the mouth will bite down, and his hand tried to pull it away but the ref was in the way. Hey, I’m just saying, if he shoved his finger in my mouth, I’d bite the bitch too!

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