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06/07/2011 - 12:53pm
NHL suspends Rome four games

The NHL has suspended Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome four games for his blindside hit to the head of Nathan Horton in the first period of Monday's Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. 

Horton was motionless on the ice for several minutes following the hit, before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to Mass General Hospital. The Bruins announced Tuesday morning that Horton will not play in the remainder of the series due to a severe concussion, and this four-game suspension means that Rome will also miss the rest of the Cup finals.

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06/07/2011 - 10:26am
Horton (severe concussion) out for finals
By: DJ Bean

The Bruins announced Tuesday morning that first-line right wing Nathan Horton is out for the remainder of the Stanley Cup finals due to a severe concussion. Horton left Monday's 8-1 Bruins' Game 3 win in the first period on a stretcher after taking a blindside hit to the head from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome. 


06/07/2011 - 9:08am
Brickley on D&C: B's OK without Horton

NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley talked to the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning following the Bruins 8-1 thrashing of the Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals and the former Boston forward said he enjoyed what he saw Monday night.

"Thoroughly," he said. "Absolutely loved just about everything about it except for the [Nathan Horton] hit and the result and maybe a little bit of stooping to the Canucks' level when they started getting into the taunting with the fingers. Other than those two issues, I really enjoyed the game."

The biggest reason why Brickley thought that the Bruins were able to take Game 3 was that that they were able to control their emotions and turn that energy into putting pucks in the back of the net, especially following the late losses earlier in the series as well as the early loss of Horton on a hit by Aaron Rome in Game 3.

"I liked the Bruins emotional level coming into the game because...

06/07/2011 - 8:19am
Poll: How should NHL punish Rome?

When Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome lined up Nathan Horton and delivered a crushing blow in the first period Monday night, he sent the Bruins forward to the hospital. Rome then was given a five-minute interference penalty and a game misconduct. The NHL is to meet Tuesday morning to examine the play and determine if more punishment is warranted. How do you think the league should rule? Cast your vote at the Big Bad Blog.

06/07/2011 - 7:45am
Mashup: Mavs call Heat's Wade a complainer

The Mavericks are down 2-1 to the Heat in the NBA finals, but they apparently aren't afraid to speak their mind and criticize their opponent — and each other. On Monday, DeShawn Stevenson revealed to the media that one of the Mavs' strategies is to transition to offense quickly after a Dwyane Wade drive because of his "overreacting" in an attempt to draw foul calls.

"Coach said it before the series we have a chance to push the ball like we like because [Wade] complains to the ref a lot," Stevenson said. "We've got to take advantage of that. He does it all the time. He did it like seven times [in Game 3]."

Guard Jason Terry also made a comment about Miami's defense not being as good as the Trail Blazers' — and yet he's shooting just 38.2 percent from the field. That led to Dirk Nowitzki calling out his teammate.

"Jet [Terry] hasn't really been a crunch-time, clutch player for us the way we need...

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