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NHL sends hilarious warning to Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers

Published May 10, 2024 at 2:49 PM

The Florida Panthers defeated the Boston Bruins 6-1 in game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff matchup. The game was headlined by 14 ejections and a late game fight between David Pastrnak and Matthew Tkachuk. It was clear that emotions were high in the third. As the two teams went back and forth trying to set the tone for the rest of the series.

Fans loved watching the two teams go back and forth in a physical display. Game two was the definition of what playoff hockey was intended to be. So of course today ahead of their game 3 matchup, the NHL has made the decision to issue warnings to both teams ahead of tonight's game.

Game 3 tonight between Florida and Boston. Game 2 certainly had a nasty tone to it amplified by the Pastrnak/Tkachuk scrap. Both clubs have been told by the NHL this series will be heavily scrutinized moving forward.

This warning comes as a surprise, especially after the sort of fanfare the late game fight was able to draw. Fans were already talking about game 3 before the final whistle blew on game 2. Now it appears the NHL is simply looking to destroy what remains of playoff hockey.

It's hard to see how far things have fallen from just 5 years ago when playoff series saw this sort of action every night. Now the league is doing everything in their power to decrease the amount of physical play. It's the continuation of what has been a disappointing era under Gary Bettman.
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NHL sends hilarious warning to Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers

Who wins Game 3?

Boston Bruins11625.5 %
Florida Panthers33974.5 %
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