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League gives no word about discipline for punch by Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic on Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman in Game 1 of East final

Nathan Horton gives Dominic Moore a face full of glove just before Milan Lucic punches Victor Hedman.

DIRK SHADD | Times

Nathan Horton gives Dominic Moore a face full of glove just before Milan Lucic punches Victor Hedman.

League gives no word about Lucic discipline

BOSTON — There was no indication Sunday that Bruins tough guy Milan Lucic, who leads the playoffs with 43 penalty minutes, will be suspended for his Game 1 punch to the face of Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman.

Boston coach Claude Julien was not sympathetic to Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher's call Saturday for the league to review the incident with 36.7 seconds left. Lucic received a two-minute roughing penalty and 10-minute misconduct.

"Those are things that happen in the game, and we can whine and cry about things. We take care of our own business," Julien said. "If he feels that way, that's his prerogative. We are moving on to the next game, and we are not even thinking about that."

"The league said they were going to take a look at all head shots," Boucher said Sunday. "They've got their standards. We're going to see what the reaction is."

Damian Cristodero, Times staff writer

League gives no word about discipline for punch by Boston Bruins' Milan Lucic on Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman in Game 1 of East final 05/15/11 [Last modified: Sunday, May 15, 2011 9:14pm]
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