Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Boston Bruins, 2-1

Instead of traveling with his teammates to Toronto last night after a 2-1 loss to the Penguins at Mellon Arena, Marc Savard stayed behind at the team hotel in Pittsburgh, left in no shape to fly because of a blind-side jolt to the head delivered by Matt Cooke.

Savard, wheeled off the ice on a stretcher at 14:23 of the third period, was diagnosed with a concussion. According to coach Claude Julien, Savard blacked out momentarily. Savard was not admitted to a hospital.


Marc Savard has been diagnosed with a concussion as a result of an elbow by Matt Cooke at 14:23 of the third period. According to Claude Julien, Savard was knocked unconscious momentarily. Savard will remain in Pittsburgh overnight while his teammates travel to Toronto.

Savard was not transported to a hospital. He will remain at the team hotel tonight with a member of the team's medical staff.

Julien said he expects Savard to be out "for a while." Julien termed it a ...

In yesterday’s second period, Pascal Dupuis took a pass from Sidney Crosby, walked out front, then whacked, pushed, and jammed at the puck.

In response, Bruins goalie Tim Thomas slid to the post, jammed his left pad onto the ice, and did his best to keep the puck from crossing the goal line. Eventually, however, the force of Dupuis’s movements pushed the puck over the line at 8:57, tying the game at 1.

Thomas protested to Tim Peel, but the referee wasn’t buying his c...