For Adam McQuaid, the issue is over. The Bruins defenseman, the recipient of a between-the-numbers hit from the Penguins’ Matt Cooke in the second period of Saturday’s Game 1, didn’t pass much judgment on the fact that there was no hearing and no suspension for Cooke. The Pittsburgh winger received a five-minute major and a game misconduct. “Honestly, it’s behind me now,” McQuaid said. “There are so many things to focus on and get ready for. We need to get ready for the next game. . . . It has nothing to do with anything I have a say in. It’s over and done with. There are more important things to focus on. We have to get ready for (tonight’s) Game 2.” Both Cooke and Penguins coach Dan Bylsma intimated that McQuaid put himself in a vulnerable position. The gentlemanly McQuaid doesn’t do a lot of scoffing, but he came as close as he could to that when he was asked if he would do anything differently on the play. “No,” McQuaid said. “I don’t know why anyone would want to put themselves in that position, why anyone would want that. If that’s the way they saw it, they’re entitled to their own opinion.” Would those words add fuel to the Game 2 fire?
Hit’s behind Adam McQuaid
Boston Herald | Jun 3