Alex Burrows avoids ban for bite

Updated: June 2, 2011, 10:59 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks don't understand the big fuss about a little bite.

Neither did the NHL.

Vancouver forward Alex Burrows avoided a suspension in the Stanley Cup finals Thursday when league officials decided they couldn't prove he deliberately bit the finger of Boston's Patrice Bergeron during the Canucks' series-opening 1-0 victory.

Although the Bruins weren't terribly happy about NHL disciplinarian Mike Murphy's decision, both teams realize ...

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