By now you’ve heard that Brian Boyle has a concussion and is out, presumably for the series, or at least Game 6. John Tortorella compared it to the Raffi Torres hit that drew a 25-game suspension earlier today.
Not sure if it was that bad, but there’s also no doubt that it was a head-shot, delivered late and deliberately, and though I don’t think the severity of the injury should be taken into account, the NHL does. So Neil will almost surely be facing something. Then again, the NHL has made some head-scratching decisions all year.
Josh Thomson will be back with more interviews shortly.
Here’s a batch.