Bruins' Torey Krug Out For Game 5 With Lower Body Injury


Nikita Kucherov saw that as an opportunity to haul down the Boston defenseman, freeing the puck.

Tie game. With seven minutes and change to go.

Krug exited Friday's Game 4 with an apparent ankle injury midway through the third period.

And with Callahan and the Lightning throwing an absolute fit to the media following the win, which gave them a 3-1 series lead heading back to Tampa Bay.

From this point on, Brad Marchand has been banned from showing his sloppy affections for opponents.

"We're going to have a conversation about that", the coach said. "So hopefully they can fix that".

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There were questions in Boston about whether Lightning captain Steven Stamkos should have been suspended for elbowing Boston F Rick Nash in Game 4. But if you can close out a series and watch your future opponent have to go through the wars and the mental stress that you have to overcome during these games ... that's just as important as the physical beating that you take in the series. But that's the game, and officials are part of the game.

The 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs may always be remembered for licking, which is an embarrassment both for Marchand and the National Hockey League as a whole.

"We're going to miss Torey, obviously", coach Bruce Cassidy said on Saturday. "And we're really focused to get that fourth one".

Senior vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell spoke to Marchand and Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney on Saturday about Marchand's actions in Game 4. The Lightning forward pushed him away.

Marchand licked Lightning ahead Ryan Callahan on the face throughout Recreation four of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff sequence after showing to do the identical to Toronto's Leo Komarov through the first spherical. He could possibly be fined or suspended by the National Hockey League if he continues to lick gamers. "I don't get it. I don't. How would you feel if I walked over to you right now and gave you one big lick from the chin up?" "There's just no place in the game for that". He shoved Marchand in the torso after exchanging a few words, and Marchand responded by leaning in and licking Callahan just below the nose. Nick Holden is expected to replace Krug in the lineup.