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Did The Habs Embelish Pacioretty’s Injury? Mark Recchi Seems To Think So (Audio)
When the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens met at the Bell Centre just over two weeks ago, Max Pacioretty was on the receiving end of a Zdeno Chara hit that would spark a league-wide debate regarding cheap shots and the safety of the rinks. It also led to a protest outside the Habs’ home arena prior to their March 15 game against the Washington Capitals.
While the Canadiens’ players and fans still believe that Chara should have been suspended, the Bruins’ Mark Recchi feels as though the Habs may have been embellishing Pacioretty’s injury in an attempt to influence the NHL’s decision. In the end, Chara was able to avoid any discipline from the league for his hit.
So what would lead Recchi to believe that the Canadiens made Pacioretty’s injury seem worse than it actually was? You can find that out in the audio clip below, which is from a radio interview that Recchi had with The Sports Hub yesterday, prior to their final meeting of the season tonight in Boston.