MAR 17, 2023 (9:44)
Montreal Canadiens Captain ejected after one of the softest calls of the season
Tensions were high after a first period that combined for ten goals between the two teams.
With frustration setting in, late in the 3rd period Habs Captain Nick Suzuki couldn't hold himself back, and cross-checked young center Anton Lundell near the Panthers bench.
Suzuki received a game misconduct on the play, a puzzling call by the ref. Looking at the reply, it was a high cross check but doesn't warrant the misconduct.
Canadiens rookie defenceman Johnathan Kovacevic was also given a game misconduct during the altercation.
Suzuki spoke after the game:
Suzuki on his ejection:
"I got him on the top of the helmet, it wasn't under his visor. He kinda took a weird run at me, I gave him a shot, a little scrum...I don't think I did anything that bad - probably the refs just trying to control the game & call a penalty.
Some of the blame has to fall on the captain's shoulders for losing his cool, but in the heat of battle it happens.
DO YOU THINK THE OFFICIALS MADE THE RIGHT CALL EJECTING SUZUKI FROM THE GAME?
MARCH 17 309 ANSWERS
|YES, IT WAS THE RIGHT CALL||49||15.9 %|
|NO, IT WAS JUST ANOTHER REF SHOW||126||40.8 %|
|PENALTY, BUT NOT WORTH THE MISCONDUCT||134||43.4 %|
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