Well this looks a little familiar…
I have no idea if that is suspension-worthy because the criteria for such seems to be completely arbitrary. We’ve seen a very similar punch from Dennis Gauthier go unpunished, but who knows. It’s the playoffs, it’s Carolina, and it’s Game Five. Maybe that equation adds up to something different.
Either way, you have to love the way Carolina responded to the situation:
Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice laughed off the possible repercussions.
“Scott probably has sore knuckles,” he said.
Asked whether there will be a fine, he added: “I may have to sell my truck.”
Classy. I’m sure that’s taken out of context and he meant something… else. Yeah, right.