Video: Marc Savard allegedly bites Dan Carcillo


It’s obvious that things are getting a bit heated between the Flyers and Bruins, which is no surprise, and at the heart of it all is Dan Carcillo and Marc Savard. I know, it’s tough to think of Savard as a guy involved in all this, but before his concussion he wasn’t exactly the most innocent player in the NHL.

During a scrum in the 2nd period, which was kicked off by Carcillo’s sucker punch to the side of the head of Savard, the two were locked up along the boards when Carcillo claims that Savard bit his finger. Courtesy of Joe Haggerty, here’s each side’s take on what happened:

Here’s Savard, who claims that Carcillo intentionally put his fingers in his mouth:

“[Carcillo] embellishes stuff. Down at the bottom of the
pile he tried to pull out my front teeth. Is that a bite? I don’t
know. He tried to yank ’em out. I don’t know if he wanted me to look
like him. But he tried to pull them out. That’s for sure.”


Last time I was bit was in grade school. That was pretty
cowardly. Yeah, that’s what I’m doing in a scrum is
trying to pull somebody’s teeth out. Whatever, man. He bit me. Guys
don’t bite. Men don’t bite.”

Carcillo intially went after Savard when the Bruin took a two handed whack at Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher. That doesn’t mean a shot to the head was warranted, and it’s going to be tough for the NHL to determine just what happened in that scrum. Here’s the video:

Dropping like flies: Johnson, Killorn hurt in Bolts’ exhibition

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You probably know the drill: injury updates are murky in the NHL basically from the moment a puck drops.

We’ll learn more once the 2015-16 season begins, but at the moment, Saturday might have served as a costly night for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Both Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn went down with injuries stemming from a 3-2 pre-season win against the Florida Panthers.

“Guys were dropping like flies,” Steven Stamkos told the Tamba Bay Times.

These could be minor situations – just about any ailment will sideline a key asset this time of year – yet one cannot help but wonder if the Lightning might limp into this campaign.

Nikita Kucherov is dealing with his own issues, so that means at least minor issues for one half of the Bolts’ top six forwards.

It’s believed that more will be known about these banged-up Bolts sometime on Sunday.

Raffi Torres gets match penalty for being Raffi Torres

Raffi Torres

With knee issues still limiting him, Raffi Torres isn’t as mobile as he once was. Apparently he still moves well enough to leave the usual path of destruction.

It’s the pre-season, so it’s unclear if we’ll get a good look at the check, but Torres received a match penalty for his hit on Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg.

Most accounts were pretty critical of the San Jose Sharks’ chief troublemaker:

It’s too early to tell if Silfverberg is injured. If he is, that’s a significant loss for the Ducks, as he really showed signs of fulfilling his promise (especially during the 2015 playoffs).

As far as Torres goes, he’s hoping to play in the Sharks’ season-opener. Wherever he ends up, he’ll certainly make plenty of enemies on the ice.

Whether it was because of that hit or just the general distaste shared by those sides, it sounds like tonight’s Sharks – Ducks exhibition is getting ugly, in general:

This post will be updated if video of the hit becomes available, and also if we get a better idea of Silfverberg’s condition.

Update: Bullet dodged?