Tomas Nosek, a forward for the Boston Bruins, is not the most well-known player on the rink. Nevertheless, he contributed to one of the game’s most entertaining moments during the Bruins’ victory on Sunday.
The Boston Bruins maintained their unbeaten start with a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. This game marked Nosek’s first goal in 315 days. Along with that, he engaged in a physical altercation with Kyle Burroughs of the Canucks.
David Pastrnak, a standout for the Boston Bruins, was hit hard by Burroughs in the opening frame. Even though the hit was clean, Nosek didn’t like it. The 27-year-old Canucks defenseman was attacked by him when he made a move, and the gloves eventually came off.
Nosek discussed his choice to throw hands with the media after the game. The 30-year-explanation old’s was straightforward: he wished to defend his friend and fellow Bruins player.
The Bruins forward said after the game, “He’s my friend, he’s my teammate, and he’s our star. That’s what makes us a good team, in my opinion: no matter who it is, we step up and play for each other. As I was present, I completed the task.
Kyle Burroughs delivers a hit on David Pastrnak — and Tomas Nosek gets into a scrap with Burroughs.
This is Nosek's first fight in his NHL career. pic.twitter.com/eSDLPotyWw
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) November 13, 2022
Nosek, 30, has eight years of NHL experience. He is typically used as a bottom-six forward. Prior to being selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 expansion draught, he started his career with the Detroit Red Wings.
Despite allowing a goal, the Bruins players applauded the decision to drop the gloves. Brad Marchand, a player for the Boston Bruins, praised the outcome after the win.
He has been fantastic for us this season, and he is the main factor in the league’s best penalty kill. He plays a significant role in it; he and Charlie Coyle start each penalty kill from the front. You could see how happy the bench was for him, Marchand remarked.