Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff called a timeout with just 13.6 seconds to play and his team leading 7-4. Ruff defended the move by saying he didn’t like having Lane MacDermid, a noted fighter, lined up against one of his own skill guys.
So, he called timeout and changed things up, which involved sending John Scott over the bench to keep the peace, so to speak. That didn’t go over with at least one Bruins player.
“Yeah, [Ruff] wants to be a big shot, and that’s not the best play to do,” Brad Marchand said. “That’s pretty disrespectful. If he wants to be like that, that’s fine. We just have to move on.”
Waaah Lindy beat Julien to the punch. Bruins send out a goon, Ruff sends out his neutralizer. The Bruins wanted nothing to do with him after he pasted Thornton. Seems like there just mad they were out-hit by the team they beat up last year. Scott did exactly what he was brought in for
Did Scott do anything? No. He matched up against the toughest guy on the ice and the game ended without incident. The Bruins and Sabres have a history of getting chippy in the waning frames of contests, it's not like Scott went out and ran Rask. Nothing wrong with insurance.
Well, maybe he shouldn't have and then realized that when he saw MacDermid out on the ice, which is why he called TO and put Scott out there. I don't see why the Bruins are making this in to a big deal