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Hurricanes coach believe Bruins hit Raanta on purpose!

Published May 5, 2022 at 10:06
BY S. HARPER
In case you missed Wednesday night's game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins, just 8 minutes into the first period the Carolina Hurricanes and their fans were holding their breath, as they watched Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak would plow into Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta. Unfortunately for the Hurricanes who are already missing their starting goaltender Freddy Andersen for the remainder of the year and Antti Raanta now was forced to leave the game with injury.

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The Hurricanes would have to call on their 3rd goaltender in 22 year old Pyotr Kochetkov, the Hurricanes 2019 draft pick who was outstanding in his first NHL playoff game of his career, making 30 saves in a 5-2 Hurricanes win.

Pastrnak was given a two minute penalty for goaltender interference. After the game, Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour was fired up due to another resounding win.


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Speaking after the game, Brind'Amour was asked if he thought the Bruins were «deliberately trying to target his goalies,» and this was his response:

«Well, what do you think? Can't get anymore obvious Pastrnak didn't have anyone around him.'

Brind'Amour was then asked on the status of goaltender Antti Raanta to which Brind'Amour would say:

I'm honestly not sure of Antti Raanta right now it didn't look good but I can say He didn't come back. That isn't a good sign. But He was in good spirits after the game. I think tomorrow will tell,»

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was asked if he thought Pastrnak was targeting Raanta, which he said:

«It's David Pastrnak. Come on, You think he's gonna run we're on the power play. He's trying to chase down a puck. You think his intention is to that's why they changed it from a 5 major to a 2 minor. His foot caught his pad. He's trying to block the clear and get out of the way.»



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