Did the Bruins Milan Lucic make some threats in the handshake line after the Game 7 loss to Montreal? WBZ-TV's Dan Roche reports.

Hockey fans will tell you that one of the best traditions in the NHL is the post-series handshake line and it's hard to argue with them.

After 4-7 straight games of hitting, grinding and battling for every win, the teams meet on the ice and shake hands with every player from the other team (they don't shake hands after any other game in the series).

On Wednesday night, Montreal stunned Boston 3-1 in Game 7 on the Bruins home ice to advance to the Eastern Conference finals and the teams met for their customary handshake, only it seems that one Boston Bruin wasn't ready to let the intensity of the series go.

Montreal's Dale Weise claimed that Lucic threatened him and teammate Alexi Emelin when the two teams met for the postgame handshake.

Lucic was asked about it in his postgame interview and said that anything said would remain on the ice.

As for now, this rivalry will take a backseat as the Canadiens move on to face the New York Rangers and the Bruins begin an offseason that started much sooner than they expected.

 

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