Julien says Lundqvist’s acting ‘doesn’t need to be on the ice’
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding "[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
(In Julien’s defense, Lundqvist does have a pretty lengthy IMDB page.)
The interference penalty was nearly disastrous for the Bruins, as J.T. Miller scored on the ensuing power play to given the Blueshirts a 3-2 edge.
However, Boston replied with a power-play goal of its own -- Ryan Spooner, at the 16:14 mark -- which set the stage for David Krejci’s dramatic game-winner with just under two minutes to go.
So, to recap: Today’s game had the Beleskey hit on Stepan, the Marchand-Lundqvist theatrics and a dramatic come-from-behind victory for Boston.
And so, to answer your next question:
These two teams next meet on Monday, Jan. 11, at MSG.