OK, so the Canadiens-Senators series just got real good, and we’re only one game into things.
A little more than 12 hours after Ottawa’s Eric Gryba delivered a nasty-looking check to Montreal’s Lars Eller that left Eller in a pool of his own blood on the ice, things are continuing to heat up.
After Game 1, Ottawa coach Paul MacLean criticized Montreal defenseman Raphael Diaz for the pass that put Eller in a vulnerable position, saying that Eller should be upset at Diaz for putting him int that position.
“[If I'm Eller], I’m really mad at player 61, whoever he is, because he passed me the puck in the middle of the rink when I wasn’t looking,” MacLean told the media after the game. “That’s always been a dangerous place as far as I know. Ever since I’ve been playing this game, that’s a dangerous place to be – bad things happen.
“I think it’s a hockey play that ended up going badly for Lars Eller.”
Montreal forward Brandon Prust was asked about that Friday, and this is what he had to say.
Exact words by Prust on MacLean:
We don't really care about what that bug eyed fat walrus has to say.— BrianWilde (@BWildeCTV) May 03, 2013