Bruins-Penguins: Marc Savard Leaves Game on Stretcher, Season May Be Over

March 7th, 2010 by Ryan Pickard Leave a reply »
The Boston Bruins just got done falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins as they failed to score more than two goals once again in a 2-1 loss, but that isn't the story most fans are taking away from the game today.

Most fans are just worried about the health of Bruins star center Marc Savard.

With five minutes to go in the third period, Savard shot one on the Pittsburgh net and immediately went down after the play. Replays showed that Penguins forward Matt Cooke hit Savard right in the head as Savard let his shot go. Savard left the ice on a stretcher and was able to raise his hand as he left the ice to let the fans know he was conscious.

There was no penalty called on the play but it was a clear cheap shot, and a suspension is surely looming for Cooke, who has already been suspended once before for a similar head shot on Scott Walker last year.

The loss of Savard may have just ended the slim hopes the Bruins had of doing some damage in the playoffs. Savard has led the Bruins in points the past couple of years and is one of their best passers. For a team that is already struggling so much on offense, the loss of Savard hurts so m ...

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