Tag: Dennis Seidenberg

Julien: ‘We need to educate our players to protect themselves better’


The Blackhawks extended their win streak to eight games and rookie defenseman Klas Dahlbeck scored his first NHL goal; however, much of the discussion post-game surrounded Chicago’s Jonathan Toews.

The Blackhawks captain took a hit from behind midway through the second period courtesy Bruins’ defenseman Dennis Seidenberg.

Seidenberg received a minor penalty for boarding. Toews left the game soon after and did not return.

It has been reported the Department of Player Safety will review the incident.

Boston coach Claude Julien believes some of the onus is on Toews in that situation to be better prepared to receive a hit.

“I’ve been saying that for a long time, we need to educate our players to protect themselves better,” Julien said per WEEI.com. “We keep turning our backs, we keep trying to curl away.

“A player’s job is to finish his check and a player should know he’s going to be hit. It’s not about tonight, it’s about the whole league. I’m one of those guys who has put a lot of pressure on people who look at those kind of things and say, ‘It’s OK to take away those hits from hits from behind when they’re warranted. But what about the other guy? Does he not have a responsibility?’”

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Toews is OK.

“He seemed all right,” said Quenneville. “It looks like he’s going to be all right.”

Seidenberg said he felt he had Toews’ right shoulder lined up.

“I would never want to hurt a guy. That’s the last thing on my mind,” he said. “If you go through the middle you have to have your head up, right? It was just unfortunate how (Toews) went into the boards. I thought I had his right shoulder but it just kind of happened and it just didn’t look that great.”

Toews teammates were not happy with the hit post-game.

“It was tough lose Johnny to a hit like that,” said Patrick Sharp. “Seidenberg has a reputation as a clean hockey player. He has a lot of respect. Having said that, we didn’t like that hit.”

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara made his return to the Boston lineup after suffering a knee injury Oct. 23 and played over 24 minutes.

Torey Krug and Reilly Smith had the Boston goals.

Ben Smith and Patrick Kane had the other Blackhawks goals.

The two teams meet for a second and final time in Chicago on Feb. 22.

Report: League to review Seidenberg hit on Toews

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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety will review Dennis Seidenberg’s hit from behind on Jonathan Toews.

The incident occurred midway through the second period.

Seidenberg received a minor penalty for boarding on the play.

Toews left the game soon after and did not return.

Video: Toews hit from behind by Seidenberg (Updated)


Jonathan Toews did not finish the second period tonight in Boston.

The Blackhawks captain was on the receiving end of a hit from behind by Bruins’ defenseman Dennis Seidenberg midway through the middle frame. Seidenberg was assessed a minor penalty for boarding on the play.


Video: Seidenberg scores on Bobrovsky from outside the blue line, Bruins beat Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets v Los Angeles Kings

Maybe this was the turning point.

The Boston Bruins trailed the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 after two periods on Friday, but were always one lucky shot and goal away from getting right back into this hockey game.

Yes, nice little bit of foreshadowing there. Because at 1:28 of the third period, Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, from just outside the Columbus blue line, took a slap shot that beat Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Suddenly, the Bruins, well they were right back in this one.

In fact, Boston went from trailing by two to leading by one, scoring three times in the first 12 minutes of the third period, including goals from Matt Fraser and Daniel Paille 1:59 apart.

Columbus managed to send this game to overtime on a goal from Jack Johnson – he’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, after having to file for bankruptcy – before losing in the shootout.

With blueline banged up, B’s recall Trotman

Minnesota Wild v Boston Bruins

Following news that Adam McQuaid would be out 6-8 weeks with a broken thumb, the Bruins made another adjustment to their patchwork defense on Thursday by recalling Zach Trotman from AHL Providence.

From the club:

Trotman is expected to join the Bruins for their 11:00  am practice at TD Garden on Thursday and travel with the team on their upcoming trip to Columbus.

Trotman has skated in nine games for Boston this season, notching two assists, with one coming against the Ottawa Senators on November 1 and other against the Minnesota Wild on October 28.  In his NHL career, Trotman has appeared in 11 games for Boston.

Prior to the McQuaid injury, Boston was already without the services of defensemen Zdeno Chara (knee) and David Warsofsky (groin); Kevan Miller (shoulder) is cleared to play but has yet to return to the lineup.

Should Miller be unable to play Friday against Columbus, Boston could be rolling with a defense comprised of Trotman, Dennis Seidenberg, Dougie Hamilton, Torey Krug, Matt Bartkowski and Joe Morrow.