One game into the Stanley Cup finals, and we've got a controversy. Vancouver Canucks winger/pest Alex Burrows is expected to have a hearing with the NHL before Saturday's Game 2 after biting the finger of Boston Bruins centre Patrice at the end of the first period. Burrows received an extra two minute minor on the play but could also receive a one-game suspension. Here's the video evidence: Jarkko Ruutu was suspended two games for a bite during the regular season two years ago, so there's a precedent there. And if Burrows misses the next game, it'll be a big loss for the Canucks given he plays on their top line with Henrik and Daniel Sedin and is fourth in team scoring behind the twins and Ryan Kesler. Judging from some of the postgame reaction, my sense is that he will probably get the one-game suspension, especially with Bergeron having some blood showing on the finger. Bergeron complained to the officials immediately after the incident happened.
Burrows facing possible suspension for biting
The Globe and Mail | Jun 2