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    No discipline for Torey Krug after hit on Andrew Shaw

    Tim Rosenthal December 13, 2016

    On a night where the Bruins and Canadiens were far from civil compared to previous meetings, the last thing Torey Krug now has to worry about is the league reviewing a particular circumstance.

    As first tweeted by Chris Johnston of SportsNet, the NHL Player Safety Department will not discipline Krug for his hit on Andrew Shaw in the B’s 2-1 overtime victory over the Habs at the Bell Centre on Monday night.

    The incident in question came in the first period when Krug made contact to the head of Shaw as the two were heading towards the puck in the neutral zone. No penalty was called on Krug, but the former Michigan State Spartan had to answer a call the next shift in his fight with Brendan Gallagher.

    “I just went to grab the puck and thought he was going to hit me, so I just lowered the shoulder,” Krug told reporters regarding his hit on Shaw. “I was just going for the puck, and I assumed that Andrew Shaw was going to hit me. That’s about it. I saw him and I knew who it was, and I just assumed he was going to play the body because he’s a physical player.”

    “I figured [the fight] was coming,” Krug added about his fight with Gallagher. “I feel like it’s one of the things that’s lost in this league is that you hit a guy and you expect a guy to come challenge you. I feel like these days guys are just cowering away, and running away, so I knew [the challenge] was coming and it is what it is.”

    Krug and company got the last laugh in Montreal. Moments after an apparent goal was disallowed due to goaltender interference on David Pastrnak, Krug tallied the assist on a give-and-go with Ryan Spooner for the game-winner in the 3-on-3 overtime session.

    With their three-game losing streak snapped, the Bruins head to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night for their first matchup of the season against the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Black and Gold outscored the Penguins 14-3 resulting in a three-game sweep last season.

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    Tim Rosenthal

    Tim Rosenthal serves as the Managing Editor of Bruins Daily. He started contributing videos to the site in 2010 before fully coming on board during the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011. His bylines over the last decade have been featured on Boston.com, FoxSports.com, College Hockey News, Patch and Inside Hockey. You can follow Tim on Twitter @_TimRosenthal.


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