It’s been a physical game at times between the Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens.
Exhibit A: Sabres forward Sam Reinhart was crushed akwardly into the boards by Habs defenseman Alexei Emelin late in the first period and was shaken up on the play. But he did remain in the game. There was no call against Emelin for the hit.
The two teams had combined for 58 hits through two periods.