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Barclay Goodrow Will Not Face Discipline For Hit On Anders Bjork

Barclay Goodrow will not face discipline for blind-side hit on Anders Bjork.

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It was halfway through the third period when Barclay Goodrow delivered a questionable hit to Anders Bjork that resulted in Goodrow receiving a two-minute minor for charging.

Goodrow, however, will not be facing any extra discipline, according to NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty.

Bjork was sliding on his knees when Goodrow came across and elbowed him in the area of the head. Thankfully, Bjork was OK from the blindsided hit and was able to complete the game.

Afterwards, a scrum broke out when Matt Grzelcyk went after Goodrow defending his teammate.

The argument against any further disciplinary action is that Bjork lowered his head right before contact, and the fact that he returned play.

If Bjork happened to be seriously injured, the timing could not be any worse for the Bruins.

After struggling to find their game for the past two matches and a slow start to Wednesday’s game, the Bruins were beginning to show momentum.

Chris a Wagner tied the game in the second period, and Boston had generated plenty of chances to take the lead in the final stanza of regulation play.

But, a very late third period goal would evidently push the Lightning past the Bruins.

However, Tuukka Rask returned back between the net after missing Sunday’s game due to a cough, and played as if he hasn’t missed a beat. Head coach Bruce Cassidy has also shuffled up the lines in light of Nick Ritchie returning to play, and Ondrej Kase returning Sunday.

While there were many improvements in Wednesday’s game, there are still many steps to takes to take. And, thankfully Bjork is feeling alright.

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