Patrice Bergeron probably wishes he never complained about it by now. The Alex Burrows bite story from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins has become the one that's holding us over during these two off days before Saturday's Game 2.
On Thursday, Burrows escaped suspension for the incident. Bergeron responded to that decision with the media. Here's how things went.
*Bergeron walks to podium, sits*
Moderator: Questions for Patrice.
Reporter: Your reaction to Burrows not being suspended today?
Bergeron: You know what, I'm over it. To be honest with you, I'm looking forward for next game. We have to get back in the series. Like I said last night, it's the League's decision. I'll let them make the call, make the decision. I have nothing else to say about it, I guess.
Reporter: Considering what he did or what you said he did, do you think it makes it more interesting that he'll be playing Saturday night?
Bergeron: We're looking for a win there. He did it. But, I mean, like I said, I'm over it.
*unrelated question, answer*
Reporter: Do you think it's possible that someone can unintentionally bite someone else?
Bergeron: Like I said, I mean, I'd like to just move on here. We're here for the right reasons. We want to win. Like I said, we've got to get back in the series. I know you guys have a job to do. I understand you guys have to ask about it. But to be honest, I've let the League take care of it. They did. I don't want to whine about that stuff. I don't care.
*six unrelated questions, answers*
Reporter: Burrows, did you get your fingers in his mouth?
Bergeron: I just can't get around that one. Like I said last night, we were both face washing each other. I didn't mean to put my finger in his mouth. Why would I do that?
/end of interview