Lucic booted from Game 6 for bloody hit

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Lucic booted from Game 6 for bloody hit

By JoeHaggerty
CSNNE.com

MONTREAL Milan Lucic hasnt scored a goal during this years postseason, but hes collected his first game ejection.Lucic was slapped with a major boarding penalty and game misconduct after he sped in for a hit on Jaroslav Spacek and left the Montreal defenseman in a bloody heap after plastering him into the boards in front of the penalty box area. Spacek turned his back to Lucic as he saw the hit coming and clearly put himself in a vulnerable position, but the Bs power forward also has to use better judgment.The hit came at 4:37 of the second period after the Bruins had tied the game on a Dennis Seidenberg goal. Brian Gionta scored a power play goal on the ensuing 5-on-3 advantage to give the Habs a 2-1 lead they would hold the rest of the way.There was been no determination after the game whether the boarding call will become a match penalty. A match penalty would come with an automatic suspension, pending a hearing with the NHL arbiters of justice.Spacek was helped from the ice following the hit, but returned to the game later in the second period after recovering from his face-first smash into the glass boards.
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