Saturday, May 4, 2013

Today In NHL History - Bure Elbows Churla

On May 4th in 1994, Vancouver Canucks superstar Pavel Bure blindsided Dallas Stars forward Shane Churla with an unpenalized elbow to the head sending a message to the Stars Goon-In-Chief for his teammates' shenanigans. Teammate Gino Odjick describes the circumstances that led to the elbow.

The Canucks won Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinal 3-0 on the back of Bure's two goals, eventually taking the series 4-1. Churla refused to shake Bure's hand at the end of the series and vowed revenge. The NHL fined Bure $500 but did not suspend him for the incident.

That's today in NHL history.

1 comments:

Graham said...

Pavel Bure at his best.