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Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference threw a flying elbow at Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski during the first period of game one. Grabovski was focused on getting to the puck and when Ference got there first, he played the puck and then threw his elbow at Grabovski’s face. Ference will be facing a hearing for the hit and could be suspended for game two of the series.
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The NHL has suspended Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference for Game 2 of Boston’s first-round playoff series against the Maple Leafs.
Ference was disciplined after a high check on Toronto’s Mikhail Grabovski midway through the first period in Game 1. Ference was not penalized for the hit, upon further review, the league’s discipline office ruled that he illegally targeted Gabovski’s...
Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended for one game after elbowing the head of Mikhail Grabovski during game one of the Boston-Toronto playoff series. Despite the elbow, Grabovski didn’t miss a shift and no penalty was assessed on the play. Ference is a top four defenseman for the Bruins and logged 20 minutes of ice time during game one. He’ll return to the lineup...
One game suspension for Ference, as expected RT @nhlplayersafety: Andrew Ference suspension video. bit.ly/ZqnxaU #BruinsTalk
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) May 2, 2013
Andrew Ference is lucky that it was during the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs or his suspension would have been longer, this was a violation of the NHL's Rule 48 and his like this are unacceptable. Even though...
After I saw this elbow, I had a feeling that Andrew Ference was going to get some scrutiny from the Department of Player Safety for this elbow on Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovskiand, and he will. Ference has a hearing today with the Department of Player Safety. I have to think that he will be getting at least a game suspension for this hit.
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At the 6:59 in the first period during Game One of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins first round playoff match-up, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference elbowed Mikhail Grabovski in the head. No penalty was called. Grabovski was shaken up my the hit, but stayed in the game. After one period, it`s 2-1 Bruins. Related:Toronto vs. Boston Game One 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs Live Stream
Someone mentioned this hit on twitter. I thought originally that Mikhail Grabovski had taken a dive but after further review you can see that he took an elbow to the face from Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference. Bruins fans have to hope that Andrew Ference isn't suspended by the National Hockey Leagues department of player safety. I can bet that Ference will at least be fined for...
Ference elbow on Grabovski in the 1st was reviewed. Supplemental discipline possible, but seems unlikely.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 2, 2013
We first saw Andrew Ference 3:16 during the Stanley Cup run when he had his "glove malfunction" after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens. He also failed to move out of the way when some dumbass Habs player was skating backwards and into Ference's shoulder.
Looks like Ference 3:16 is at again.
In last night's game he prepped to get hit by Mikhail Grabovski in...
Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference was suspended for one game by the NHL on Thursday for an illegal check to Toronto forward Mikhail Grabovski's head during Game 1 of their first-round series.
No penalty was called on the hit midway through the first period in the Bruins' 4-1 victory.
Game 2 is Saturday night in Boston.
NEW YORK -- Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head of Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski during Game One of the teams' Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series in Boston on Wednesday, May 1, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred...
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Man, what a game on Wednesday. The Bruins brought it for 58 minutes, the best effort they've put together in since early March. When Toronto scored early in the first period, you could feel the energy...
While Andrew Ference is serving out his one-game suspension, the Bruins have a difficult decision to make. Do they turn to rookie Dougie Hamilton or Aaron Johnson to fill Ference’s role.
Both players have their pluses and minuses. Hamilton may be the better player, but including him in the Bruins’ lineup would split up Dennis Seidenberg and Zdeno Chara. Johnson hasn’t played...
After dominating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1, logic might say that the Bruins should simply try to duplicate that performance, but it may not be so easy.
With Andrew Ference suspended for one game, Boston will need to make some lineup adjustments. That likely means defenseman Dougie Hamilton will get the first playoff action of his young career. Hamilton has been a healthy...