Here we go again.
Another night in the Stanley Cup Playoffs produces another questionable hit that will certainly be debated.
At game speed, the hit looked clean, with Kucherov making initial contact with Vatanen’s shoulder. But when slowed down, it sure looks like Kucherov’s shoulder made contact with the left side of Vatanen’s head.
The latter clutched his head before struggling to get back to his feet. He headed straight down the tunnel and did not return to the game.
Kucherov was not penalized on the play and finished the game with two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist as the Lightning took a 3-1 series lead with a 3-1 win.
The series shifts back to Tampa for Game 5 on Saturday.
Do you believe Kucherov deserves supplemental discipline for the hit? Or do you think the hit was clean?
Let it be known.