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by Paul on 03/09/14 at 05:54 AM ET
Erik Haula of the Minnesota Wild received 5 for charging and a game misconduct for this collision/hit on Dallas goaltender Kari Lehtonen.
Both coaches post-game reaction below...
via Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
Stars Head Coach Lindy Ruff:
On The Kari Lehtonen injury:
“He hit the crossbar hard and all likelihood is, it’s a concussion on just a dirt play. He should be suspended. A fourth-liner kicks out our goaltender.”
Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo:
the major itself, it’s a tough one. I’m not sure what else the player can do when you’re trying to score a goal. Unless you want the players not to try and score the goal. I’m not saying that we want our players to do that and I feel bad for the goalie, he got hurt and everything. But if you watch the replay, Haula is trying to make a play to score a goal. He gets tripped up a little bit and there is really nowhere for him to go. So I would say it’s incidental, but what can you do. I’m not going to sit here and complain about that. We did enough things in the game to shoot ourselves in the foot.”
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