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Alex Burrows Escapes Suspension After Biting Patrice Bergeron In Game 1

Can one man bite another man's finger by accident? Apparently, NHL Senior VP of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy believes you can, announcing on Thursday that Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks will not face supplementary discipline for biting the finger of Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

"After reviewing the incident, including speaking with the on-ice officials, I can find no conclusive evidence that Alex Burrows intentionally bit the finger of Patrice Bergeron," Murphy said in a released statement. 

Say what, now? No conclusive evidence that he intentionally bit the finger of Bergeron? How does one unintentionally bite another? Last I check, Burrows was a human being, not a venus fly trap. 

Anyway, Burrows got off, and the NHL's discipline carousel keeps on spinning without Colin Campbell at the helm. 

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