Milan Lucic apologized Saturday morning for the fine-warranting gesture he made at Canadiens fans Thursday night.

Milan Lucic apologized Saturday morning for the fine-warranting gesture he made at Canadiens fans Thursday night.

Lucic made the obscene gesture as he entered the penalty box with 1:20 to play in the Bruins’€™ eventual 6-4 loss to the Canadiens. He argued with a referee after the Habs added a power play empty-netter, which earned him a game misconduct. He did not speak to the media after the game and was fined $5,000 for the gesture on Friday.

“I’€™m not proud of what I did there. I just want to apologize to our organization for embarrassing the Bruins organization,” Lucic told reporters Saturday morning in Buffalo.

“I also want to apologize to our fans and also apologize to the Montreal Canadiens organization and the Canadiens fans,’€ he added. I know they can get under your skin sometimes but they are great fans. “I apologize for my actions. I regret what I did.”

Lucic had a pair of assists in Thursday’€™s game, which were his first two points of the season. According to ESPN Boston’€™s Joe McDonald, Simon Gagne skated on Lucic’€™s line with David Krejci in Saturday’s morning skate after finishing the last two games in that spot. Gagne scored late in Thursday’s game while playing with the duo.

Matt Fraser reportedly skated on the fourth line with Daniel Paille and Gregory Campbell. Such a move is interesting, as Paille played right wing Thursday when Gagne was on the line. Perhaps that was preparation for Fraser, far more effective on the left wing than on the right, to return to the lineup in the position he plays best.

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DJ Bean
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Milan Lucic lost his cool Thursday night, and now he’ll pay the price: $5,000.

The Bruins forward made an obscene gesture toward Montreal fans after being sent to the penalty box for boarding with 80 seconds to play and the B’s trailing by a goal.

Milan Lucic lost his cool Thursday night, and now he’ll pay the price: $5,000.

The Bruins forward made an obscene gesture toward Montreal fans after being sent to the penalty box for boarding with 80 seconds to play and the B’s trailing by a goal.

After the Canadiens scored an empty-net goal for a 6-4 lead that would stand as the final score, Lucic proceeded to get thrown out of the game for confronting an official on his way to the bench from the box.

The league announced its decision Friday morning. The money will go to the Players’ Emergency Fund.

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Jerry Spar

MONTREAL -- The beginning of this season figured to be more of a process than in years past. So far, it’s been a painful process.



MONTREAL –€” Milan Lucic did nothing to improve his relationship with the Canadiens and their fans Thursday night.

MONTREAL — Some bozo was shining a laser pointer on the ice throughout Thursday night’€™s game between the Bruins and the Canadiens. Though they should have taken the opportunity to use it as an excuse, the Bruins said it didn’€™t impact the game.

The laser, a thick green dot, could be seen throughout the first two periods. It was pointed at Gregory Campbell‘€™s feet during a second-period faceoff and could also be seen moving around Tuukka Rask‘€™s net.

Campbell said he didn’€™t notice the laser during the game. Rask said he did, but had no idea that he was one of the players the fan was intending to distract.

“At me? No,” Rask said when asked if he saw the laser. “I saw it in the second, but it was in the offensive zone. Good thing I didn’€™t go blind or anything.”

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

MONTREAL –€” Milan Lucic did nothing to improve his relationship with the Canadiens and their fans Thursday night.

Lucic, who surpassed Zdeno Chara as Boston Enemy No. 1 last season with a spearing incident with Alexei Emelin (after which he called Emelin a “chicken”€) and some choice words in the post-Game 7 handshake line (after which he called Dale Weise a “baby”), took a late boarding penalty Thursday due to a hit he put on Emelin with less than a minute and a half to play.

As he entered the penalty box to massive boos from the crowd, Lucic made an obscene gesture with his glove near his pants (there’€™s really no way to word it) before doing what looked like a mock Stanley Cup raise. After P.A. Parenteau sealed the game with an empty netter for Montreal, Lucic given a game misconduct for yelling at an official as he exited the penalty box.

Lucic had reason to be angry with the situation as he was penalized. The Bruins were down a goal in the final minutes and Emelin was crazy to turn in the boards the way that he did when Lucic was coming in to hit him, but the gestures should earn him supplemental discipline. Such gestures, including a similar one from James Wisniewski in 2010, have been suspendable in the past.

Lucic was not available to the media after the game. The Bruins would not specify whether Lucic had declined to talk or whether it was the team’€™s decision.

Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

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