The Pittsburgh Penguins’ James Neal was involved in two questionable plays during Sunday’s 8-5 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. As a result, Neal had separate hearings with Brendan Shanahan about his hits on Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux. The result is that Neal got a one-game suspension. You can review the incidents and listen to Shanahan’s explanation below:
The bottom line is that, with the Penguins down 3-0 in their series, they will be missing one of their top players in Game 4 on Wednesday. They will also be without Arron Asham, who received a four-game suspension. What’s your take on Neal’s one-game suspension?