Boston Bruins defenseman John-Michael Liles caught Nikita Kucherov with an elbow to the head as the Tampa Bay Lightning forward was trying to carry the puck over the Boston blue line during the first period of Tuesday’s game.
Kucherov was being pursued on the back check by Noel Acciari. Liles stepped up, throwing out the left elbow just as Kucherov crossed the blue line.
There was no call against Liles on the play. Kucherov was shaken up but did remain in the game.