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Video: Johnny Boychuk Hits Mason Raymond in Bruins-Canucks Game 6

Mason Raymond, Johnny Boychuk

In an already chippy series, it only took a few moments into Game 6 to have the first serious hit. The hit, itself, didn’t look all that serious though.

Canuck Mason Raymond was bent over and skated backwards, hitting the boards butt-first while his neck and shoulders had contact with Johnny Boychuk. In simpler terms, it looks like Boychuk was lining Raymond up for a power bomb (pro wrestling reference), and skated that way into the boards with him. Though, it did not seem that Boychuk intended to hit Raymond that way (his stick was inadvertently caught in between Raymond’s legs).

Raymond suffered a vertebrae compression fracture and will reportedly be out for 3-4 months. He was taken to an area hospital during the game but was not taken off the ice on a stretcher, though.

Watch the hit here:

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One comment for “Video: Johnny Boychuk Hits Mason Raymond in Bruins-Canucks Game 6”

  1. Boychuk should have been penalized and suspended. He could have broken his stride to avoid ramming Raymond into the boards. This is what players must do when they see the number on the back of the jersey to avoid Boarding. Where’s the difference?

    This is the same case of blaming the victim as in the case of Rome. In the Rome case, the injury was taken into consideration. This injury was worse and there was not even a penalty.

    It was not a clean hit.

    Isn’t it strange that in only a few months the Bruins have broken two men’s backs? Coincidence? Coach’s responsibility?

    Posted by Trudy McMahon | June 15, 2011, 1:44 pm

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