Hockey is a physical game during the regular season. During the playoffs, the intensity level goes up a notch. During the Stanley Cup Final, it goes through the roof.
Look at this garbage. pic.twitter.com/yy4Ady1jkl— Stanley Cup of Chowder (@cupofchowdah) June 10, 2019
Difficult to watch. In this clip, you can see the Bruins continue a trend from this series: they simply keep putting their heads in the way of St. Louis players.
In this clip, Bortuzzo is clearly trying to stretch his arm, probably due to cramping from a long hockey game. Acciari selfishly puts his head in Bortuzzo’s general area, and then delivers a forceful blow to Bortuzzo’s hand with his face.
As you can see, Bortuzzo is clearly distraught over these events. He immediately leaves the scene to rest his hand, preventing Acciari from inflicting further damage. Thankfully, his hand appears to be OK.
Too many Blues players have been impacted by Bruins’ players heads in this series. Matt Grzelcyk selfishly put his head between Oskar Sundqvist and the glass.
A look at the hit on by Oskar Sundqvist on Matt Grzelcyk. Didn't look good. pic.twitter.com/3yjlbhgkvs— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) May 30, 2019
Marcus Johansson had no regard for Ivan Barbashev’s shoulder, ramming his head off of it with complete disregard for common decency.
St. Louis Blues forward Ivan Barbashev clipped Bruins forward Marcus Johansson during Game 5.— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) June 7, 2019
What do you think? Clean? dirty? Suspension worthy? pic.twitter.com/tetGnkl2XI
Simply put, it needs to stop. Bruins players can’t keep attempting to injure St. Louis players by having heads. It can’t be allowed.
The league needs to clamp down on this epidemic before it gets even worse. Here’s to hoping the officials do the right thing.