PITTSBURGH – The Matt Cooke storyline in the Eastern Conference Final got amplified in Game 1 on Saturday night.
Cooke was assessed a five-minute major and game misconduct for checking from behind, his first major penalty since the 2010-11 season.
McQuaid stayed down for a few moments as he composed himself while the Bruins went after Cooke and looked to be somewhat disoriented. He got back on his feet before taking a knee again as a Bruins trainer attended to him before getting back up and leaving for the dressing room. He returned to Boston's bench a few minutes later and finished the game, playing a regular shift from the midpoint of the second period onward.