Bruins' Lucic calls Canadiens' Emelin 'a chicken', denies claims of retaliatory spear

Ian McLaren
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Bruins forward Milan Lucic cried "fowl" after Boston's 2-1 shootout loss to Montreal on Monday, referring to a hip check delivered by the Canadiens defenseman in the first period (check out the post below this one for video of the hit).

Later in the game, Lucic poked back with a spear to Emelin's nether regions. According to John Lu of TSN, however, Lucic would not go as far as to classify the incident as a spear.

Judge for yourself.

Add it all up, and the tension between these two players only served to highlight the bitterness that exists in the midst of one of the NHL's great rivalries.