June 14, 2011
Daniel Sedin takes a pounding
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency
BOSTON - “Sedin” is not the Swedish word for punching bag.
Try telling Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand that.
Late in the Bruins’ 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, Marchand fired a series of blows to the head of Canucks forward Daniel Sedin, who just absorbed them all.
“He didn’t say anything to me,” Sedin said. “He just kept hitting me.”
Some observers counted as many as eight shots to Sedin’s mug courtesy of the Bruins superpest.
“I was going to stand there and take as many punches as he threw until the referee called a penalty,” Sedin said.
The officials finally slapped Marchand with a roughing minor and 10 minute misconduct. Sedin was also given a 10-minute misconduct, although he still doesn’t know why.
“Ask the officials,” Sedin said.
The Canucks could not understand that call. And, behind closed doors, they are peeved at the hit by Johnny Boychuk threw that sent Mason Raymond to hospital early in the game.
Whatever the case, it appears the officials, rightly or wrongly, have turned a deaf ear to the Canucks because of all their theatrics and embellishments throughout this series.
Whether it costs them in Game 7 remains to be seen.