Lias Andersson hit on Bergeron


Late in the second period of a one goal game, rookie center Lias Andersson caught Bruins star center Patrice Bergeron with this hit. It’s interesting. Of course, he got a double minor for it while Bergeron got only two minutes for jumping him.

At this point, I don’t know what to say. It’s iffy. The hit is eerily similar to the Mika Zibanejad one that somehow was called a major and game misconduct, which was later rescinded by the NHL.

I think Andersson plays a hard nosed game. He’s a young player who’s quietly making progress now that David Quinn has him centering the third line. You see subtle plays where he’s involved. I hope he doesn’t get suspended for that hit. It’s not worth it.

There was also this between Brendan Lemieux and Zdeno Chara.

The Bruins lead 2-1 on a pair of David Pastrnak goals. There could be some fireworks in the third.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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