In case you missed it, here was Scott Walker's punch to the face of Bruins defenceman Aaron Ward last night:
Walker received an instigator penalty and this was toward the end of the game, something that's supposed to result in an automatic suspension. Instead, the NHL has ruled to waive the suspension and fine Walker $2,500.
Ward may have a broken orbital bone and could miss Game 6 tomorrow in Raleigh.
Bruins coach Claude Julien's thoughts prior to hearing the news of the non-suspension: "In reviewing what I saw, I just didn't like what happened. I just don't think there was any need for that. He sucker-punched him once coming into the scrum when [Ward] was involved with another player. He dropped his gloves and sucker-punched him. I don't care what people say about Ward should have protected himself. He had no intentions of getting involved. We asked our guys to stay composed and not fall into that trap. He did just that. A guy with Walker's experience should know better than to sucker-punch a guy."