The play was deemed worthy of a 5-minute major penalty for clipping and a game misconduct, here's a look at it:
For all those fans of other NHL who hate the Vancouver Canucks right now, perhaps they should consider players like Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand and re-evaluate their stance on leaving the bench to join altercations, or submarining players and chickening out of hits. Haven't seen Max Lapierre or Alex Burrows do either of those.
For the Canucks, they'll gladly pick up the two points and move on to Florida, and they can also claim some bragging rights for the time being. They answered the bell and reacted accordingly to the Bruins intimidation techniques, and they burned them on the scoreboard with four power play goals.
The shots were 7-1 Vancouver despite Boston having the only power play early on, and that's when the Bruins turned into the Goons in an effort to stem the tide. Of course, Brad Marchand's history includes a slew-foot of the Penguins Matt Niskanen earlier this year that earned him a $2,500 fine.
Canucks' GM Mike Gillis was quote in the Province with the following: “You talk about unacceptable plays in hockey,” Gillis fumed. “That's clearly one. I'm not going to comment any further.”