Bruins player furious after being strangled on the ice

Bruins player furious after being strangled on the ice


The fledgling rivalry between the Boston Bruins and the Florida Panthers is growing at breakneck speed. On Wednesday, forward Trent Frederic reacted strongly after being strangled by a rival in the middle of a game.< /strong> 

The tension reached its height in the very last moments of this first round duel of the National Hockey League playoffs, presented at TD Garden. The Panthers were leading 6-3 with seconds to go when a scrimmage broke out.

Frederic and Ryan Lomberg of the Panthers came to blows. When they fell simultaneously on the ice, the latter attempted a submission maneuver worthy of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). 

According to CLNS Media President John Zannis, Frederic had to be held up in the hallway leading to the locker room after the game. He was shouting loudly at Lomberg and trying to avenge this unsportsmanlike gesture. 

Unused to losing this season, the mighty Bruins reacted badly to this stinging loss which leveled the series 1 to 1. They inherited no less than 60 penalty minutes.

The series will travel to Sunrise, Florida, for the third and fourth games, presented Friday and Sunday.