Jakub Voracek boarding major was a ‘terrible call,’ says Flyers GM


Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has expressed his opinion on the call to penalize Jakub Voracek for five minutes during Saturday’s loss to the Boston Bruins.

Spoiler alert: He doesn’t agree with the call.

Voracek was assessed a boarding major for a hit along the boards on Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller. The Bruins scored on the ensuing power play and Miller didn’t return to the game. There was no further update on his condition after the game.

“It was a terrible call,” said Hextall, per the Courier-Post.

“In my mind it wasn’t a penalty. Jake goes in to forecheck, which is what he’s supposed to do. Their guy puts himself in a bad position, which we try and teach our guys not to, and he takes contact. Saw Jake coming. I don’t understand why that was called. To me, it’s not a two-minute minor, let alone a five-minute penalty. Did it affect the game? Yes. Did it lose us the game? No.”

No, the Flyers manufactured only 24 shots on goal, while the Bruins had 39, as they took the game over in the second period.