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Stanley Cup Final: No suspension for Boychuk after Toews head shot

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By Allan Muir

Johnny Boychuk is off the hook.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted this morning that Boston’s bruising defender won’t face supplemental discipline for the forearm shiver he delivered to the head of Chicago superstar Jonathan Toews during the second period of last night’s 3-1 Blackhawks win. The league reviewed the play but found no cause for suspension.

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Right or wrong, it’s a decision that will continue the narrative of the NHL’s inconsistent commitment to reducing head trauma and of a differing set of standards for calls made on and off the ice during the playoffs.

Toews sat out the entire third period but joined his teammates for post-game celebrations. He’s listed as having an upper-body injury, but is expected to play in Game 6 Monday night when the Hawks could clinch the Stanley Cup.


  • Published On Jun 23, 2013
  • Top Line: Bergeron, Toews, more Game 5 fallout; Saddledome disaster; more

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    What kind of effect would the loss of Jonathan Toews (19) have on the series? (Chicago Tribune/Getty Images)

    What kind of effect would the loss of Jonathan Toews (19) have on the series? (Chicago Tribune/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • The Blackhawks seized control of the Stanley Cup Final with a convincing 3-1 over Boston in Game 5.

    • For now, they’re calling him Mr. June, but after another two-goal performance Saturday night, Patrick Kane is close to being called a Conn man.

    • Here is Eric Duhatschek’s take on Kane’s memorable efforts on a night of carnage and attrition.

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  • Published On Jun 23, 2013
  • Stanley Cup Final: Jonathan Toews, Patrice Bergeron injuries loom large

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    Hits like this one from Boston's Zdeno Chara probably did not help whatever is ailing Jonathan Toews

    Hits like this one from Boston’s Zdeno Chara probably did not help whatever is ailing Jonathan Toews. (Getty Images)

    By Adrian Dater

    Jonathan Toews was the last player to leave the ice on Saturday night, after slapping high gloves with Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford in celebration of their 3-1 win over Boston in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Wasn’t going high to the glove side supposed to be the one thing Chicago didn’t want anyone to do with Crawford?)

    That exchange was the only time Chicago’s captain put his skates to the ice after the second intermission at the United Center, and it begged a huge question: How could Toews sit on the bench, in uniform, but not play at all during the third period? Did he suffer another concussion after taking a Johnny Boychuk hit to the head while cutting across the slot in the second? If it was a suspected concussion, wouldn’t Toews have been required to spend the rest of the night in the “quiet room” as mandated by NHL protocol?

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  • Published On Jun 23, 2013


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