First there was the rise of Andrew Ference’s middle digit, and then came Alex Burrows’ bite of Patrice Bergeron’s right index finger.
In Game 2 and 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, fingers were flying from Maxim Lapierre, Mark Recchi and Milan Lucic. Bruins head coach Claude Julien expressed his disgust with the latest display of fingers, and NHL VP of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy expects there to be less finger pointing starting with tomorrow night’s Game 4 and as the 2011 Stanley Cup Final carries on.
“Kris King is in charge of the series. We’ve addressed it,” said Murphy today at Boston University on the series’ off day. “We’ve addressed it with the teams as early as this morning. I will be speaking with both general managers and coaches before the day’s over about the crap that we’re seeing, the garbage that is going on, some of the issues.”