Corey Perry is upset with comments made by NBC’s Mike Milbury during the broadcast of Game 3 between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers. Milbury said if he were playing against Perry, he would, “probably want to hurt him in some painful and permanent way.”
Anaheim Ducks winger Corey Perry isn’t happy with comments made by NBC Sports Network’s Mike Milbury during the Wednesday night broadcast of Game 3 between the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning.
During an intermission, Milbury, teeing up Thursday’s Game 3 between Anaheim and the Chicago Blackhawks, said that if he were playing against Perry, Milbury would, “probably want to hurt him in some painful and permanent way.”
Ahead of Thursday’s game in Chicago, Perry was asked about the comments and told reporters that he wasn’t the least bit pleased with what was said.
“It’s not something that has been taken lightly,” Perry said, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott. “If somebody said something about his kid that way, how would he feel?”
When asked about the incident, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was diplomatic about what was said on-air by Milbury, adding that he’s glad his club has Perry on the roster.
“You know what, I’m taking the cheap way out,” Boudreau said. “But I don’t want to get into anything Mike says. It’s TV. But I’m really happy Corey Perry’s on my team.”
This post-season, Perry has eight goals and 16 points in 11 games while averaging nearly 20 minutes per outing. In the regular season, Perry, who missed time due to the mumps and a knee injury, notched 33 goals, 55 points and 67 penalty minutes in 67 games.