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Predators Forward Escaping Punishment After Pulling Off One Of The Dirtiest Hockey Plays


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Matt Garland
January 7, 2024  (8:28)
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Nashville Predators forward Philip Tomasino pulled off one the dirtiest plays in hockey in his last game against the Calgary Flames, slewfooting Flames defenseman Dennis Gilbert.

Tomasino hit Gilbert while deep in the Flames' zone. The Nashville players leg appeared to sweep Gilbert's, knocking him backwards and causing his head to hit the ice. Gilbert remained motionless on the ice, flat on his back, for several minutes. He was helped off the ice and did not return to the game
Referees Jean Hebert and Frederick L'Ecuyer reviewed the hit, eventually confirming their initial call on the ice ending Tomasino's night early.
Rule 52 covers slew-footing:
Slew-footing is the act of a player using his leg or foot to knock or kick an opponent's feet from under him, or pushes an opponent's upper body backward with an arm or elbow, and at the same time with a forward motion of his leg, knocks or kicks the opponent's feet from under him, causing him to fall violently to the ice.
Any player who is guilty of slew-footing shall be assessed a match penalty.
Surprisingly Tomasino will escape any further punishment for his actions in the Preds 6-3 loss to the Flames while Gilbert will be out of action with a suspected concussion.
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Predators Forward Escaping Punishment After Pulling Off One Of The Dirtiest Hockey Plays

Do you think Tomasino deserved a suspension on the play?

Yes, he clearly intended to hurt him60170.2 %
No, game misconduct is enough punishment25529.8 %
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