So, umm, there were no penalties called on the play below.
Even Sabres winger Torrey Mitchell, who jumped the San Jose Sharks’ Tommy Wingels after he knocked captain Brian Gionta head-first into the boards early in today’s game, escaped unscathed.
How can that scary hit go unpenalized? Would something have been called if Wingels hit a star player?
Luckily, Gionta got up and returned to the game later in the period.
Check out the video of the hit:
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I was at this game and the play happened very close to where I was sitting and I had the perfect angle of it along the boards. The hit was not as bad as what the video showed and in my mind it was not a penalty. Gionta going into the boards head first was more due to him losing an edge than because of the hit IMO. Nevertheless, he did hit the boards pretty hard.