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Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture: ‘I’m obviously not proud of what I did there’

Milan Lucic Michel Cormier

Boston Bruins’ Milan Lucic, left, reacts as he is escorted off the ice by linesman Michel Cormier after receiving a penalty near the end of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Montreal. The Canadiens won 6-4. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)


Once again, Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic lost his cool while suffering a defeat against the Montreal Canadiens, with Thursday’s meltdown involving an obscene gesture toward Habs fans that resulted in penalties and a $5K fine for the winger. Two days later, Lucic apologized to Bruins and Canadiens fans alike while holding out hope that he can learn how to keep his emotions in check.

“It was a selfish act,” Lucic said, according to’s Joe Haggerty. “I think it takes away from all the positives from the game. I’m obviously not proud of what I did there”

“I know [the Canadiens fans] can get under your skin sometimes, but they are great fans. They are what make the games fun.”

Bruins head coach Claude Julien mostly went to bat for the 26-year-old, as Haggerty notes:

Here’s video of Lucic’s outburst, in case you missed it:

The Bruins head to Montreal on Nov. 13, so we’ll only need to wait a month to see if Lucic can go to his happy place amid all of that Habs heckling.

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