Carrier went to the locker room momentarily, but he did manage to return to the game rather quickly.
“I thought it was a bad hit, but it wasn’t for me to decide,” said Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant. “The ref didn’t think it was a penalty.”
The two players seemed to be going at it quite a bit throughout the course of the game, but both teams played some pretty heavy hockey in Game 1.
It’ll be interesting to see if the league decides to sit a superstar like Doughty for at least one game, or if they’ll just hand him a maximum fine.