Raffi Torres likes to think he’s one of the NHL’s tough guys. He loves getting into fights and taking runs at players — some of which are extremely dirty like this one. The reason the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup last season and are one of the best teams in the league this year is their toughness. If you’re going to cheap shot one of the Bruins players, you had better be ready to drop your gloves and defend yourself afterward. When Torres put a hit on Andrew Ferrence Wednesday night, he had to answer to Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid. He did fine with the glove dropping part. The defending himself? Not so much.
Advantage: McQuaid. Winning fights seems to be a common theme for the 2011-2012 Boston Bruins (see: Lucic, Milan). The bloodying of the eye was just McQuaid’s way of giving it a personal touch.