Tag:Marc Savard
Posted on: May 3, 2010 10:39 pm

Carcillo accuses Savard of biting

By Erin Brown

Their encounter does not hold up to the brawls of the 1970s, but Daniel Carcillo and Marc Savard may have added their place in the Philadelphia Flyers-Boston Bruins rivalry.

During Monday's contest between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins, Philadelphia's Carcillo accused Boston's Savard of biting his finger in a scrum.

At 5:55 of the second period, Savard tried to swipe at a puck gloved by Flyers goalie Brian Boucher . That led to defenseman Kimmo Timonen and Carcillo going after the Boston forward. When Carcillo put Savard in a headlock, his glove fell off.

After linesmen broke up the incident, the Flyers winger held out his index finger, suggesting Savard bit him.

Savard ended up with a slashing minor, while Carcillo was sent back to the bench to tend to his hand.

Posted on: May 2, 2010 11:47 am
Edited on: May 2, 2010 5:03 pm

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Tonight's Games

No. 8 Montreal Canadiens at No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins, 2 p.m. (Penguins lead 1-0)

• After allowing six goals in Game 1 against the Penguins, the Canadiens must step up their defensive play. Losing Andrei Markov won't help either, so the Canadiens will be looking for others -- P.K. Subban , Ryan O'Byrne and Marc-Andre Bergeron to raise their games. None of the three were part of the defence corps when the playoffs opened in Washington on April 15. [ Montreal Gazette ]

• With Jordan Staal out indefinitely, other Penguins have to step up. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

No. 5 Detroit Red Wings at No. 1 San Jose Sharks, 8 p.m. (Sharks lead series 1-0)

Patrick Marleau will be back on the ice for the Sharks, but the big question will be which line? He went through the full practice Saturday and pronounced himself fit to play after missing Game 1 with a bout of the flu. "No idea," Marleau said when asked where he might play. "Todd (McLellan) does everything for a reason. So whatever he thinks is best and will help out the team, he'll do." [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Red Wings learning to stay cool from captain Nicklas Lidstrom . [ Detroit Free Press ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers vs. No. 6 Boston Bruins (Bruins lead 1-0)

Marc Savard has a return for the ages, knocking down perfect shot. [ Boston Globe ]

• Despite loss, Flyers goalie Brian Boucher stands tall in Game 1. [ Philadelphia News/Inquirer ]

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks at No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks (Canucks lead 1-0)

• Home loss puts Blackhawks on notice -- they must get their act together. [ Chicago Tribune ]

• Canucks choose speed over toughness for the fourth line. [ Vancouver Province ]

Posted on: May 1, 2010 11:53 pm

Three Stars: May 1

By Erin Brown

First Star: Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks

Luongo finished with 36 saves, including 17 in the first period of Vancouver's 5-1 win over Chicago.

Second Star: Marc Savard, Boston Bruins

Playing in his first game in two months, Savard scored in overtime to give Boston a 5-4 win over Philadelphia.

Third Star: Mike Richards, Philadelphia Flyers

Richards rallied the Flyers in the second and third periods, scoring a goal and two assists in Philadelphia's 5-4 overtime loss.

Honorable Mentions

  • Mason Raymond , Vancouver Canucks: one goal, one assist
  • Daniel Briere , Philadelphia Flyers: one goal, one assist
  • Patrice Bergeron , Philadelphia Flyers: one goal, one assist

Posted on: May 1, 2010 11:39 pm

Snap Shot: Photo of the Day

Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins celebrates his game-winning goal in the overtime period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass. The Bruins defeated the Flyers 5-4 in overtime. (Getty Images)

Posted on: May 1, 2010 11:08 pm

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No. 6 Boston Bruins 5, No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers 4 (OT)

Boston leads, 1-0

In his first game in almost two months, Marc Savard scored on a delayed penalty 13:52 into overtime on Saturday to give the Bruins a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Recap | Stats


No. 3 Vancouver Canucks 5, No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks 1

Vancouver leads, 1-0

Roberto Luongo made 36 saves and the Vancouver Canucks showed why they were the Western Conference's top scoring team this season, routing the Chicago Blackhawks 5-1 Saturday in the second-round series opener. Recap | Stats

Posted on: May 1, 2010 4:02 pm
Edited on: May 1, 2010 9:58 pm

Savard celebrates return with heroic OT effort

Marc Savard just wanted to focus on playing the Boston Bruins system in Game 1.

Playing in his first game in nearly two months, Savard instead ended up as the hero Saturday afternoon, scoring 13:52 into overtime to give Boston a 5-4 triumph.

"I didn't think this game would come this quick," Savard said. "I had a tough stretch of days, everybody knows. I'm just happy to be back with my buddies."

A 70-point scorer in four of the last five seasons, Savard suffered a Grade 2 concussion on March 7 when Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke delivered a hit to the forward's head. Savard attempted to come back for Game 6 of Boston's series against the Buffalo Sabres, but was not cleared to play.

"I'm a pretty intense guy and after the sixth week, I said, 'Okay, I'm going to make a comeback, boys.' The boys battled hard against the Sabres, I worked my butt off during the playoffs," Savard said. "I wanted to play Game 6, but I didn't get that chance. I got some extra days and here I am today."

Saturday, Savard celebrated his first goal back like he had netted a Cup-winning tally. With a massive grin on his face, the forward tapped his stick on the ice a couple times before leaping, throwing his twig in the crowd and getting mobbed by teammates.

Normally Boston's top center, Savard began Game 1 on the third line between Michael Ryder and Daniel Paille . But a first-period injury to Marco Sturm forced coach Claude Julien to shift his lines around. Savard ended up at the unfamiliar position of right wing alongside Boston's dependable duo of Mark Recchi and Patrice Bergeron .

"I got caught on the wall a couple of times tonight, and I made some good bump passes on the breakout and I was kind of used to it," Savard said. "They put me in that spot, and I guess they thought we could get a goal. Coach was right."

Was he ever.
Posted on: April 29, 2010 11:26 am
Edited on: April 29, 2010 11:27 am

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Tonight's Game

No. 5 Detroit Red Wings at No. 1 San Jose Sharks, 9 p.m.

• Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard ready to stare down Sharks. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Red Wings have killer instinct, have some advantages against No. 1 Sharks. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Sharks' top line knows they need to score to advance past Red Wings. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

• Sharks look to break streak of losing home openers in Game 1. [ San Jose Mercury News ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins vs. No. 8 Montreal Canadiens

• After winning Cup, Penguins now have a tough act to follow. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Penguins have no timetable for the return of Jordan Leopold. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ]

• Cardiac Canadiens believed in themselves in upset over No. 1 Capitals. [ Montreal Gazette ]

No. 6 Boston Bruins vs. No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers

Johnny Boychuk's play has been big for Bruins in the playoffs. [ Boston Globe ]

Marc Savard cleared to play, continues to work on conditioning. [ Boston Globe ]

Scott Hartnell's confidence continues to grow for Flyers. [ Boston Globe ]

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 3 Vancouver Canucks

Roberto Luongo braced for another dose of Dustin Byfuglien. [ Vancouver Sun ]

• Personal rivalry between Blackhawks and Canucks expected to be intense. [ Chicago Tribune ]

Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:09 am

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Tonight's Games

No. 3 Buffalo Sabres vs. No. 6 Boston Bruins, 7 p.m. (Bruins lead 3-2)

• Bruins hoping to get the good word from doctor on Marc Savard. [ Boston Globe ]

• Bruins have no choice but to move Milan Lucic and Marco Sturm. [ Boston Globe ]

• Sabres trying to find a way to force Game 7. [ Washington Post ]

No. 1 Washington Capitals at No. 8 Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m. (Capitals lead 3-2)

• Montreal's Hal Gill thrives during the playoffs. [ Montreal Gazette ]

• Washington's Alexander Semin has been quiet during playoffs. [ Washington Post ]

No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks vs. No. 7 Nashville Predators, 9 p.m. (Blackhawks lead 3-2)

• Blackhawks looking to close out series against desperate Predators. [ Chicago Sun-Times ]

• Predators upset by NHL's lack of punishment for Marian Hossa. [ The Tennessean ]

• Predators confidence remains high against Blackhawks for Game 6. [ The Tennessean ]

Off-Day Teams

No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes vs. No. 5 Detroit Red Wings (Series tied 3-3)

• Coyotes fans offered a real treat ... a Game 7 in the hockey playoffs. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard says Coyotes got lucky. [ Arizona Republic ]

• Red Wings' legacy all on the line in Arizona for a win or go home Game 7. [ Detroit Free Press ]

• Former Detroit Stars Robert Lang and Mathieu Schneider spark Coyotes win. [ Detroit Free Press ]

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