Bruins' Lucic gestures toward fans after getting penalty in Montreal

Friday October 17th, 2014

Milan Lucic did not make good on his Game 7 handshake line threat in the Boston Bruins’ 6-4 loss in Montreal on Thursday, but that didn’t stop left winger from throwing a temper tantrum. 

With the Bruins trailing by a goal, Lucic was called for boarding Canadiens defensemen Alexei Emelin at 18:40 in the third period. On his way to the penalty box, Lucic expressed his unhappiness with the call to referee Tim Peel. When the official wouldn't listen, the bruising winger found an audience in the Montreal crowd with his hands, showing them what was on his mind and lifting a faux Stanley Cup.

P.A. Parenteau scored into an empty net on the ensuing power play, and Lucic earned himself a 10-minute misconduct on his way back to the bench. 

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After the game, Bruins coach Claude Julien went over to speak with Peel, but refused to comment on the penalty during postgame. Lucic was not available for interviews.

The league will look into the incident, though it will not fall under the purview of Player Safety:

-- Anna Celia Gallegos

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