It was under the NHL’s discretion whether they wanted to pursue further action against him as it’s in the league rule book as an option, but with this being the middle of the playoffs and emotions run a little hotter than normal, they opted against it.
That won’t help keep cooler heads from prevailing as we’ve seen two games in a row in this series wind up being decided thanks to late penalty calls. Teams will always argue that they want games settled five-on-five but then want crucial calls being made. Unfortunately, it can’t happen both ways.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.