Bruce Boudreau Calls Out Blues Captain for Cheap Hit on Zach Parise
When Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau arrived back in Minnesota this morning after his team’s 2-0 victory last night over the St Louis Blues, he didn’t mince words for the assembled media. Boudreau is never one to turn away from a good quote, offering up this to reporters:
The cheap hit that Boudreau is talking about happened in the late stages of the game when it was already out of reach for the Blues. Blues defender Alex Pietrangelo lined up Wild assistant captain Zach Parise and drilled him to the ice as time expired.
“It was cheap,” Boudreau said, per Wild radio host Kevin Falness. “It was cheap. They knew the game was over, there was one second left.”
Down 3-1 in the series now, maybe the Wild can take some momentum from their game last night and carry them further in the series. They looked much better in last night’s contest, but Boudreau still thinks his team has more to give. “I don’t think we have everybody playing at the top of their game and I think there’s still room to get better,” he said when asked about his team’s effort. Wild fans certainly hope he’s right and that the team can bring their top effort in its next three games.