Canucks' Burrows could face discipline for apparent bite

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Boston forward PatriceBergeron wasn't surprised how quickly the Stanley Cup finals turnednasty, but he was shocked to feel Canucks counterpart Alex Burrowschomp down on the tip of his finger.

Burrows denied it, but could still face discipline from the NHLafter replays appeared to show him bite Bergeron's finger during amelee at the end of the first period of Vancouver's 1-0 victory inGame 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.

"I don't mind rough play and scrums at the end, as long as it'sjust pushing and shoving and all that," Bergeron said. "Butbiting? I mean come on."

In a game with an unexpected amount of edge between teams thatmeet once a season, Burrows and Bergeron were in the middle of abig scrum behind the Boston net at the end of the first period.That's when Bergeron says Burrows bit down as he reached over alinesman to put his glove in Burrows' face.

"Oh yeah, he did. He cut me a little bit on my finger," saidBergeron, whose right index finger was wrapped in a small bandage."But I'm not going to be here complaining about it. I'll let theleague do their job, but he sure did."

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