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NHL sends a warning to Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers for game 3

Published May 10, 2024 at 4:54 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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In a heated Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the Florida Panthers overpowered the Boston Bruins 6-1, marked by intense physical play, 14 ejections, and a notable fight between stars David Pastrnak and Matthew Tkachuk.

This display of high emotions and aggression set a fiery tone for the series, capturing fans' attention as a prime example of playoff hockey.

In response to the tumultuous game, the NHL has issued warnings to both teams ahead of Game 3, signaling a stricter oversight to ensure player safety and maintain sportsmanship.

Game 3 tonight between Florida and Boston. Game 2 certainly had a nasty tone to it amplified by the Pastrnak/Tkachuk scrap. Both clubs have been told by the NHL this series will be heavily scrutinized moving forward.




This decision has been met with surprise and some disappointment among fans, who relished the physicality of Game 2.

The league's intervention reflects a broader trend under Commissioner Gary Bettman's tenure, moving away from the traditionally rough nature of playoff hockey and stirring debate about the evolving nature of the game.
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NHL sends a warning to Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers for game 3

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