In case you didn’t already know, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins don’t like each other.
Example No. 1,437: Tempers flared between the two long-time rivals during Monday’s game after a couple of massive hits within the span of just a few seconds during the first period.
Shaw went immediately to the dressing room, in obvious distress, and it will be interesting to see if the league deems this a hit worthy of supplemental discipline. There was no call on either hit.
What happened shortly after shouldn’t surprise anyone. Brendan Gallagher challenged Krug to a fight, with both players dropping the gloves and quickly hitting the ice.
You’ll recall during Saturday’s game between Montreal and Colorado that Emelin, with his team up 10-1 at the time, threw a controversial hip check on Joe Colborne, drawing a response from Jarome Iginla.
Updated: Per reports, Shaw has returned to the Montreal bench in the second period.