Emelin’s hit on Calvert; Foligno collides with Fleischmann


Alexei Emelin has been in and out of the Montreal Canadiens lineup, but this wasn’t the way they wanted him to keep his legs fresh.

The hard-hitting defenseman received a game misconduct and five-minute major penalty for a late hit on Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert on Tuesday.

So far, it sounds like Calvert may be OK.

You can see video of that hit above, as well as a GIF of the infraction via My Regular Face.

Many believe that Emelin should not have been ejected.

Update: It wasn’t the only debatable hit of this game, as you can see from this knee-to-knee by Nick Foligno on Tomas Fleischmann.