So I haven't watched the whole #Bruins / #Canucks game yet. I had such a busy weekend, that I only made it 1/2 thru the 2nd period. When I left them, the Bruins were up 2-1 and playing well, despite the typical cheap shots and chicken shit play by the Canucks (did you see Weise try to bait Thornton into a throw down and then back off like a wimp?). Then I accidentally caught a whiff of the final score and decided I didn't want to watch any more. The refs really blew the full on ice scrum - putting the Bruins down 2 men was such an egregiously bad call, the NHL officially apologized for it later.
I obviously left before Marchand's "cheap" hit on Salo that drew a 5 minute and the subsequent 2 power play goals that followed. I've only seen a brief replay of it and, I guess you can call me a homer, because I don't see anything wrong with it. What's the difference between that "hit" and the one that put Hamhuis out when he low balled Boychuk in the playoffs? None that I see, despite the fact Hamhuis hurt himself doing it. In fact, the Boychuk hit was worse because Hamhuis ran into him, as opposed to Salo running over the top of Marchand. And then Vigneault going on to say Marchand is going to "get it"? What a bunch of babies.
Should have won that game, damnitall.