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“Normally I wouldn’t have put [my top players] back out on the power play - I would have rolled [the lines],” coach Bruce Boudreau said. “But when they are going to be stupid and I don’t know if that guy just left the bench and nobody else came off…

“To attack Alex like that - it is almost what the game has come to. … Hockey used to be you hit a guy hard and that’s what it is all about. Now you hit a guy hard, and you think you have to retaliate on it. It is stupid. It was a dumb thing, and it took his team completely out of a chance to win the game.”

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