Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is often a lightning rod for criticism, but on Wednesday, the officials are also putting themselves in the spotlight. Subban was ejected from Game 1 for slashing Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone.
To be precise, Subban received a five-minute major for slashing and a game misconduct.
The Canadiens aim to beat the Cinderella Senators without Subban and Max Pacioretty for the rest of the evening. We’ll see if anything further happens regarding supplemental discipline and will keep an eye open regarding Stone injury news (if applicable).
Update: Stone appears to be OK, but we’ll find out later.
You know, in the way that NHL teams barely tell the world anything about injuries, that is.
Apparently this isn’t the first time Subban has been tossed from a playoff contest against Ottawa: