Boychuk On Toucher & Rich: Chara’s Reaction Was ‘Amazing’
It was a tough battle against the Canadiens for the Bruins on Sunday night at the Garden. The B’s took a 3-2 lead into the third period, but weren’t able to hold on and fell 4-3 to the visitors.
Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk spoke with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich about Zdeno Chara standing up for Tyler Seguin, calls going against the Bruins and facing off against the Washington Capitals.
Alexei Emelin cross-checked Tyler Seguin at center ice, sending the Bruins forward into a heap on the ice. No penalty was called, so captain Zdeno Chara took it upon himself to punish Emelin. Chara ended up getting called for an instigator penalty, which calls for a two-minute minor, five-minute major and 10-minute misconduct penalty. Does Boychuk agree with his captain’s reaction to Emelin’s hit on Seguin?
“I thought it was great, for him to go and take care of business when the guy obviously breaks his stick on Segiun’s – I don’t know what he broke it on, but just for him to step up and be a leader that was amazing.”
They went on to discuss flopping throughout the league and how Montreal’s flopping had many calls going against the B’s that night. Is Boychuk annoyed with the fact that officials are catching the retaliatory actions of the Bruins and missing the original call?
Plus, how does he feel about facing the Washington Capitals tonight? The Caps eliminated the B’s from the playoffs last year and have a new coach and system this year, what is he expecting?