VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Good morning from Father Bauer Rink, home of the University of British Columbia. Both teams are practicing here today and tomorrow because Rogers Arena is hosting events the next two days: Supertramp tonight, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae tomorrow. I have no idea who those latter two are.
Alex Burrows will not be suspended for biting Patrice Bergeron in Game 1. Vancouver’s first-line agitator appeared to give Patrice Bergeron’s right index finger a chomp at the end of last night’s first period.
“After reviewing the incident, including speaking with the on-ice officials, I can find no conclusive evidence that Alex Burrows intentionally bit the finger of Patrice Bergeron,” Mike Murphy, senior VP of hockey operations, said in a statement.
Bergeron reiterated that Burrows bit him. But Bergeron said he respected the league’s decision.
“I’ve over it,” Bergeron said. “I’m moving forward for next game. We’ve got to get back in the series. It’s the league’s decision. I’ll let them make the call, make the decision. It’s theirs.”
The tip of Bergeron’s right index finger is red. Bergeron said it was bleeding last night.
“We’re not the type of team that whines and cries about things like that,” Claude Julien said. “We just move on. That’s what we’re going to do.”