It took just nine seconds into Rene Bourque’s first shift Jan. 18 for the Washington Capitals‘ Matt Hendricks to challenge him to fight. On Jan. 3, then with the Calgary Flames, Bourque put Nicklas Backstrom out of the lineup with a reckless elbow to the head.
That was a way of getting some sort of retribution, but it might not be the end of the whole situation for the Montreal Canadiens forward.
“I don’t know. Our guy’s still out. I don’t think our guys are ever going to forget what happened,” Caps forward Brooks Laich said. “I don’t know. I don’t know if it’s over or not. We’re going to win a hockey game. That’s the main focus. If anything else happens, it happens.”
“I heard it was a cheap shot,” he said Thursday. “Hopefully I’m in the lineup for that game.”
“You seen it through the whole league when the same thing happens where it’s just that the two points are most important to us and to them,” he said.
“It’s been good. I’ve just got to keep working hard,” Rechlicz said Friday. “Keep everything simple on the ice and just keep a positive attitude. I’m here to work. Just go down with a positive attitude and hopefully I come right back.”
“He was vocal, and he took the body and on the road there, there was no physicality going on or nothing,” the Caps’ coach said. “He took care of that, so he was a force out there.”
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