Found January 21, 2012 on Puck Daddy:
The New York Rangers won their Eastern Conference showdown Saturday with the Boston Bruins on a Marian Gaborik power-play goal with 3.6 seconds remaining in overtime. Why did they have a power play? Because Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference put a forearm into the numbers of Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh's sweater, sending him face-first into the end boards and sending Ference to the dressing room on a 5-minute major/game misconduct for charging. Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley provided every counterargument to the obvious, which is that Ference recklessly shoved McDonagh from behind in a high-velocity chase for the puck. The speed of the play, the absence of malice, the "angling for a hit" rather than hitting from behind, the notion that McDonagh held up before Ference anticipated he would have … hell, add whatever you want to the pile of excuses NESN already provided. It's a hit that shouldn't happen. And it's a hit the NHL doesn't want to happen any...

Bruins D Ference suspended 3 games

Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference received a three-game suspension Sunday for a hit on New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh 24 hours earlier. Ference learned of his punishment following a phone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. Ference received a charging major and game misconduct for hitting New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh from behind and sending...

Andrew Ference's Overtime Hit Leads to Major Penalty, Rangers' Game-Winning Goal, Could Lead to Further Discipline

BOSTON -- For the second time this month, a huge Saturday matinee matchup for the Bruins was decided by a major penalty after a controversial hit. The two goals Vancouver scored on Brad Marchand's clipping major proved the difference in a 4-3 victory over the Bruins two weeks ago, and on Saturday, the Rangers converted on another major penalty in the closing seconds of overtime...

Andrew Ference blasts Ryan McDonagh for not recycling

(How is that dude in the hat in front of Ference not expressing any emotion after that hit? No anger or excitement. Nothing. Mitt Romney, that you?)Andrew Ference might be hanging with Hamill in the press box after this hit.BOOM.This hit looked a lot worse live than it does in the video replay. Not saying it was a good hit by any means. Ference came in too fast. He's not a dirty...

Vote: Will Andrew Ference Be Suspended for Hit on Rangers' Ryan McDonagh?

Andrew Ference's intent clearly wasn't to injure Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh on Saturday, but his overtime hit left the 22-year-old shaken up, and has created debate as to whether supplemental discipline will handed down. Ference received a charging major and a game misconduct for his hit on McDonagh, which occurred with 3:10 left in overtime. The Rangers ended up capitalizing...

Ference Won't Be Suspended More than Five Games

Katie Strang at ESPN NY reports that Bruins D Andrew Ference has phone hearing scheduled for this morning regarding his hit from behind on Ryan McDonagh hit. Because it's a phone hearing Ference can't be suspended more than 5 games....did Ference intentionally try to injure McD? Of course not, but it was a very reckless play and until the NHL sends a real message that this...

Bruins D Ference expected to face suspension

Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference will have a phone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan to discuss his hit on New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh.Ference is expected to face suspension for the hit, in which he was given a charging major and game misconduct by officials during the Bruins' 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers Saturday. Since the hearing is...

McDonagh to Play Tomorrow, Sauer Shutdown

Good news and bad news to share as a follow-up to this morning's article. Starting with the good news, defenseman Ryan McDonagh was on the ice for Rangers practice today and will play in tomorrow's game against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden, according to Andrew Gross. McDonagh left Saturday afternoon's matinee in Boston during overtime after he was sent head...

Andrew Ference Suspended, Putting Steven Kampfer Back in Bruins Lineup Against Flyers

The Bruins get right back to work Sunday, traveling to Philadelphia looking to put Saturday's overtime loss to the Rangers behind them. They'll do it without defenseman Andrew Ference, however. Bruins coach Claude Julien stated that Ference has been suspended by the league for his hit from behind on Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh. That earned Ference a five-minute major...

Charge costs Andrew Ference

Andrew Ference had an offensive agenda as he raced with Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh for a loose puck in the...

NHL hits Bruins' Ference with 3-game ban

The NHL doled out a three-game suspension to Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference for his dangerous boarding of Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh in New York's 3-2 overtime win Saturday at TD Garden.

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference suspended three games

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Bruins' Ference suspended for three games

Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference suspended three games.

McDonagh Skates With Team at Practice

Steve Zipay reports good news from this morning's practice as Ryan McDonagh is skating with the team....nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Zipay also says that Steve Eminger is practicing without a non-contact jersey for the first time since injuring his shoulder a month and a half ago.In potentially bad injury news, Zipay notes that Michale Sauer is not...

Andrew Ference Suspended For Three Games

Brendan Shanahan with the decision.

Gaborik scores twice; Rangers drop Bruins in OT

BOSTON (AP) The New York Rangers finally broke their power-play drought with just 3.6 seconds to spare. Ryan McDonagh wasn't around to help them celebrate.
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