BOSTON — Boston Bruins head coach Claude Julien initially said he wanted to leave it up to the league to determine whether Andrei Kostitsyn’s hit on Aaron Ward in the second period of tonight’s 3-1 Bruins win at TD Banknorth Garden was worthy of some extra punishment.
But then Julien still offered his two cents on the hit from behind.
“I guess the biggest issue with me is, it’s not the first time this guy does this. We’re trying to eliminate that from the game,” the coach said. “And I know he got hit like that once, supposedly, this year. But I don’t like to see that happening over and over from the same guys. Sooner or later we’ve got to step in there and maybe make an example of somebody.” (more…)