“I did it for a reason. I wanted to take the heat off of ‘Z’ for a day. I’m a big boy. I can take the heat. I think anybody who knows me knows I have great respect for the Montreal Canadiens organization. I have nothing but great things to say about the Montreal organization. I had five wonderful years there. The players over there know I have respect for them.”
- Boston's Mark Recchi on comments he made earlier this week that the Canadiens embellished Max Pacioretty's concussion symptoms from the Zdeno Chara hit.