Injured Boston Bruins center Marc Savard says the hit that Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins gave him was dirty.
To me, it was a shoulder and I watched the (Mike) Richards on (David) Booth hit,” Savard said before the Bruins faced the Calgary Flames. “I think that was a shoulder. … I think mine was more of an elbow, so I think there was an attempt to injure there.”
The hit was not penalized on the ice or upon review by the league. NHL vice president Colin Campbell decided Cooke used his shoulder, not his elbow.
“I was, obviously, very unhappy with what happened and I think it could have been avoided very easily,” Savard said.