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The bad blood between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins spilled over into the traditional handshake line following Wednesday's 3-1 victory by Montreal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Dale Weise, who scored the Canadiens' first goal said the Bruins have a few players that do some "disrespectful things" and added that during the traditional post-series handshake, Boston's Milan Lucic was the "one" player who gave them a problem.
"They had a couple of guys, or sorry just one, that couldn't put it behind them and be a good winner," Weise said. "Milan Lucic had a few things to say to a couple of guys."
Lucic was irate that Weise would make such a comment.
"It's said on the ice, so it'll stay on the ice," Lucic said. "If he wants to be a baby about it, he can make it public."
Added Lucic, "Disrespect? I don't know what they're talking about, disrespect. Having a goal celebration, what kind of disrespect is that? I mean, I'm not going to say anything. I've got nothing to say about that."
The Canadiens complained about the Bruins pounding their chests after a goal, or flexing their muscles on the bench throughout the series.
"You talk about disrespect, but I don't think we disrespected them," said Bruins coach Claude Julien. "There's a rivalry here. We don't like each other because it's a rivalry. At the same time, the pounding of the chest, people who have been here have seen us do that all year because it's related to 'Boston Strong.' Our guys take some pride in what's happened with 'Boston Strong' and unfortunately everything we did seemed to be as disrespect in Montreal."
Information from ESPNBoston's Joe McDonald was used in this report.