Video: Leafs’ Ashton boards Flames’ Smith

4 Comments

Carter Ashton delivered the latest questionable hit, as the Toronto Maple Leafs youngster caught Calgary Flames defenseman Derek Smith from behind on Wednesday:

Ashton didn’t need to wait long for retribution, as Shane O’Brien immediately dropped the gloves with him (and bloodied him) after that hit.

Ashton received a two-minute minor for the hit along with matching fighting minors with O’Brien. The Flames made that power play count, as Matt Stajan scored seven minutes later. It might not be enough for the Flames to win, but should Ashton sit out for that hit?