Pastrnak offers emphatic reply to query about Raanta collision in Game 2 initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The first occurred within the opening interval when B’s proper winger David Pastrnak was unable to evade ‘Canes goalie Antti Raanta they usually collided. Raanta was shaken up a bit and exited the sport. Pastrnak was penalized for goalie interference. There was no cause to imagine Pastrnak was skating into Raanta on function. After all, the B’s had been on an influence play and pushing arduous to attain the sport’s first objective.
The different goalie incident occurred within the second interval when Bruins left winger Brad Marchand slashed Raanta’s substitute, Pyotr Kochetkov, however solely after the rookie netminder initiated the altercation by slashing Marchand after which skating towards the veteran ahead.
Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour was requested after his staff’s 5-2 win if he thought the Bruins had been concentrating on Carolina’s goalies.
“What do you think? It can’t get any more obvious,” Brind’Amour mentioned.
Pastrnak was requested about his collision with Raanta earlier than Friday night time’s Game 3 at TD Garden. He emphatically acknowledged there was no intent to injure the Hurricanes goaltender.
“Whoever thinks I was trying to injure (Raanta) obviously doesn’t understand hockey,” Pastrnak advised reporters. “I’d rather say no comment on that.”
Pastrnak added: “We were doing a set play. I’m coming full speed and trying to get the puck, and he’s trying to clear it. Obviously, I want the puck to hit me. I’m not going in there to bury the goalie. I’m there to stop the puck and maybe get a bounce in. He’s getting out of the crease. I just tried to stop the puck and set up our power play.”
The level of Brind’Amour’s remark was in all probability to work the referees, who’ve been closely concerned on this collection. They ended up calling 22 penalties in Game 2 (13 on the B’s).
The Bruins cannot fear in regards to the officiating going ahead. They have to remain disciplined and play this collection at 5-on-5 as a lot as doable. The Hurricanes have dominated the particular groups battle by means of two video games.