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Lightning not getting worked up over Bruins’ punches in final minute

Posted By Scott McLaughlin On May 15, 2011 @ 1:16 am In General | 9 Comments

It would be understandable if the Lightning were angered by the punches Nathan Horton [1] and Milan Lucic [2] landed on Dominic Moore and Victor Hedman, respectively, in the final minute of Saturday’€™s Game 1. It would even be understandable if they retaliated, either at the time or in the future.

Instead, the Lightning seem completely unperturbed by Lucic and Horton’€™s actions. They didn’€™t respond on the ice, and they didn’€™t have much of a response after the game, either.

‘€œWell, there is not too much to say,’€ Hedman said of the incident. ‘€œThat is part of the game, too. I have to expect that and there is nothing I can do about it. That’€™s what he did, and I wasn’€™t expecting it, so that is why it took me a little aback.’€

Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher avoided commenting on Horton and Lucic and said he was just happy his team kept its composure.

‘€œWe only focus on our emotions, not the other team’€™s emotions,’€ Boucher said. ‘€œWe were really calm and we stayed calm.’€

Hedman said he doesn’€™t expect a carryover or anyone going out of their way to get revenge in Game 2 Tuesday night.

‘€œNo, I don’€™t think so,’€ he said. ‘€œIt happens in games and it is something you have to expect. I don’€™t think there is going to be anything else going on.’€


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