It seems he will probably not be lucky enough to escape a suspension.
The NHL’s Department Of Player Safety announced on Wednesday morning that Morrissey will have a hearing on Wednesday as a result of the incident. It seems quite likely that will result in a suspension that would keep him out of the lineup for at least Game 5. That could be a big problem for the Jets who are already without Tyler Myers on their blue line as they look to wrap up the first-round series.
Morrissey’s cross-check and the missed call that went along with it turned out to be a pretty big moment in the game. The Wild were already on the power play at the time and had it been called would have given them an extended 5-on-3 advantage. That did not happen, and the Wild not only failed to score on the power play but Morrissey helped to set up the game-winning goal just a couple of minutes later.
That sequence prompted Wild coach Bruce Boudreau to argue after the game that the missed call cost his team the game.
Morrissey also made a fine defensive play on Nino Neidereitter in the second period to break up a potential breakaway.
There have already been two suspensions handed out this postseason.
Morrissey will most likely be the third.