Report: Evgeni Malkin Won’t Be Disciplined for Hit on Johnny Boychuk in Penguins’ Win Over Bruins (Video)


The Bruins have been the victim of some suspect hits over the years in Pittsburgh, and once again, the league has allowed the Penguins to skate without punishment.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the league will not discipline Pens star Evgeni Malkin for his hit on Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk which came in the third period of the Penguins' 5-2 win over Boston on Sunday.

While the hit was not nearly as bad as the hit Matt Cooke leveled Bruins center Marc Savard with two years ago, there were some that thought Malkin would be looking at least a fine.

"The league will have to look at it," Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the game Sunday."It was a hit from behind. Again, they're the ones that make those decisions. We don't like those hits, my job is it tough enough as it is, I don't won't to do his [Brendan Shanahan's], because his is pretty tough as well.

"So we'll let Shanny do his job and I'll do mine, and we'll just move on. You gotta just look at it that way. For different reasons they make their assessments and they decide, so we as coaches have to do our job and work with the guys that we have. To me worrying about that is wasting my time because it doesn't change anything on my team."

Malkin appeared to hit Boychuk from behind, causing the Bruins d-man to go face first into the glass. Boychuk got up and was visibly dazed, and the hit earned Malkin a minor penalty for boarding.

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