Carcillo calls Savard 'pretty cowardly'

Updated: May 4, 2010, 1:27 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard took a bite out of Philadelphia's Stanley Cup hopes in Game 1 when he scored the winning goal in overtime.

And in Game 2, he actually bit Daniel Carcillo's finger, the Flyers forward said.

Carcillo complained to Canadian broadcaster TSN during the game that Savard bit him after a whistle at the 5:55 mark of the second period. Savard slashed at goalie Brian Boucher's glove, drawing a penalty and the ire of several Flyers who descended upon him.

Carcillo said after the game that he hasn't been bitten since grade school. He called Savard "pretty cowardly."

"Last time I have been bit was in grade school. It's not a good feeling. ... Guys don't bite. Men don't bite," Carcillo said.

But Savard asked what Carcillo's finger was doing in his mouth anyway.

"I think he tried to pull my teeth out," Savard said. "If that's biting, I don't know what to say."

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said he wasn't sure what happened.

"I heard something about it," Laviolette said. " ... Those things usually sort themselves out. If he was [biting Carcillo], I'm sure it'll get looked into."

Savard was suspended one game in 2003 for biting Darcy Tucker.

Information from ESPNBoston.com's Joe McDonald and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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