Things got ugly early in Boston tonight, as Dallas forward Antoine Roussel was given a five-minute cross checking major and game misconduct for this shot on Adam McQuaid:
Roussel, who was fined earlier this season for a sucker-punch on San Jose defenseman Justin Braun, could find himself back in front of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for this incident:
Per a source, NHL Department of Player Safety reviewing Antoine Roussel crosscheck to throat of Adam McQuaid. Methinks discipline is coming
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) February 11, 2015
McQuaid appeared to be shaken up on the play and left momentarily, but returned to take regular shifts and finished with 5:30 TOI at the end of the opening frame.