Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 4/22/12
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Update, 10:44 a.m.: #SNPlayoffs. #Sens Neil will not face any supplemental discipline for his hit on #Rangers Brian Boyle and will be in the line up for game 6— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) April 22, 2012 ...apparently the NHL not only favors star players when it comes to suspensions (see Shea Weber), it now includes players from Canadian teams. NHL once again bowing to pressure from Canadian media who ran to Neil's aid after the game. Sad.Original Post:During his post game press conference last night John Tortorella said that Brian Boyle was "concussed" and "He's out" from the head shot he took from Chris Neil.Torts added this about the hit..."Well they have the blueprint. It's the exact same hit as Torres' -- a different part of the ice -- but he launches himself, head shot, (the) puck's at the goal line, and he's hit. So, the blueprint's there. I'm sure he's a repeat offender, too. Not much research to be done there."Neil defended himself after the game and said his hit was "clean"...
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