Bruins' Savard takes a bite out of Flyers

LANCE HORNBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:08 AM ET

BOSTON — Fans knew any Bruins-Flyers’ series would have some bite, but this was a bit much.

At 5:55 of the second period, during a scrum that saw Game 1 overtime hero Marc Savard called for slashing Flyers goalie Brian Boucher, Philly’s Daniel Carcillo claimed Savard bit his finger.

“Last time I have been bit was in grade school,” the King City native said. “It’s not a good feeling. It’s pretty cowardly. Guys don’t bite, men don’t bite.”

Outrage

Carcillo said the referees didn’t see it. Neither did Boston coach Peter Laviolette, who said if there was conclusive video the league would surely take action.

Naturally, Savard had a different version of events.

“(Carcillo) pummelled on my face,” Savard argued. “He pulled my teeth, so I guess that’s biting when a guy tries to pull your front teeth out.”

Carcillo was enraged that Savard tried to to whack the puck out of Boucher’s glove.

“I did get a little excited there when the (point) shot came,” Savard admitted. “I kind of swung a little and got a bit of Boucher’s glove. That’s why I got a penalty. It’s part of playoffs.”


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