Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference will have a telephone hearing Sunday morning with the NHL Department of Player Safety regarding his hit against Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh in overtime of Saturday's game.
Ference was assessed a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct, giving the Rangers a power play for the final 3:10 of overtime. New York's Marian Gaborik scored with 3.6 seconds left in OT to give the Rangers a 3-2 victory and sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie