Burrows bites Bergeron in Game 1 scrum


Burrows bites Bergeron in Game 1 scrum

By Joe Haggerty

VANCOUVER Patrice Bergeron didnt want to get into a war of words with Canucks instigator Alexandre Burrows after their scrum at the end of the first period, but the 25-year-old had the band aid on his right index finger to prove hed been bitten by Burrows.

The pair remained locked in a fiery exchange for several minutes after the first period's final buzzer, and were swearing at each other in French through the entire episode. After the two players were separated, Bergeron skated over to the refs by the penalty boxes and showed his right handto the game official.
The referees gathered for a discussion after both players had exited the ice, and Bergeron was given two minutes for roughing. Burrows was slapped with a double-minor for roughing.
After the game, Bergeron said the bite got underneath his finger nail and bloodied his finger, and he needed to take antibiotics as a precaution.

"I said, 'What was that?' and he told me he had no other choice because I put my finger in his mouth, said Bergeron. I dont want a war of words. Before weve seen some suspensions . . . Jarkko Ruutu did that and I think he got suspended. So well see.

One of his teeth got under my nail, said Bergeron. We disinfected it. Ive got to take antibiotics just to be sure. Its not bad, but we can't take risks.

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Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings


Beleskey, Spooner and McQuaid highlight Bruins lineup vs. Red Wings

The Bruins announced their lineup for the second preseason game on Wednesday night at home against the Detroit Red Wings, and it was slightly more veteran-laden than the youthful Boston group tapped for Monday night’s opening loss to the Blue Jackets.

Matt Beleskey, Ryan Spooner, Adam McQuaid and Dominic Moore lead the grizzled group of Bruins players readying for the exhibition tilt against their Atlantic Division rivals, and 19-year-old Zachary Senyshyn will make his preseason debut after getting fully medically cleared from appendectomy surgery a couple of weeks ago.

The 2015 first round pick has had a bit of a rough summer after bouts with mononucleosis and appendicitis forced him to miss Bruins rookie camp, but Senyshyn has quickly regained his strength and the blazing speed that's his biggest asset as a player. 

Austin Czarnik, Peter Mueller and Sean Kuraly are the only players from the opening night roster that will be in again to show their stuff against the Winged Wheels, and undoubtedly to get another long look from the Bruins coaching staff. Here is the full Black and Gold lineup for Wednesday night’s home date against the Red Wings with the untelevised exhibition game to be streamed on bruins.com


FORWARDS: Noel Acciari, Matt Beleskey, Anton Blidh, Austin Czarnik, Brian Ferlin, Jesse Gabrielle, Justin Hickman, Sean Kuraly, Dominic Moore, Peter Mueller, Zach Senyshyn, Ryan Spooner.

DEFENSEMEN: Linus Arnesson, Chris Casto, Matt Grzelcyk, Jeremy Lauzon, Adam McQuaid, Colin Miller.

GOALIES: Malcolm Subban, Daniel Vladar.