Apr 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins fans wave towels prior game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Detroit Red Wings at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014: Milan Lucic cheap shots Red Wings defender in crotch with stick (GIF)

The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings began their first round series in Eastern Conference with Detroit continuing their 23-year streak in the NHL playoffs alive, but for the first time the Red Wings are in the East and get a tough test in the President Trophy winning Bruins who lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final a season ago.

Bruins left winger Milan Lucic was not about to give the Red Wings a warm welcome tonight, and in fact, what he did to Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser is one of the dirtiest cheap shots you’ll ever see. Lucic took his stick and used it as a weapon to deliver a low blow on DeKeyser, and even worse than this classless move was that the referees missed it and no penalty was assessed.

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I would like to see Bruins fans defend this action. If Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville gets fined 25,000 for this, then what is the NHL going to do discipline Lucic?

DeKeyser and the Red Wings would get the last laugh however as they stole home-ice advantage behind a shutout from Jimmy Howard and a goal from Pavel Datsyuk to beat the Bruins 1-0.

 

 

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