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Video- Brendan Smith Hit On Mark Borowiecki

Five for interference and a game.


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ilovehomers's avatar

This was Brendan’s 2nd game back after a 16 day sabbatical.

1st game: -1, 2 PIM, 14:25 TTOI
2nd game: 17 PIM (slashing call and the hit above), 3 giveaways. 14 mins TTOI, 31 seconds short handed.


Posted by ilovehomers on 11/20/17 at 12:12 AM ET


The best part? I guarantee that he has no clue that he did anything wrong.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 11/20/17 at 12:16 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Sens say Borowiecki has a concussion due to the hit.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/20/17 at 08:05 AM ET

Paul's avatar

via Newsday,

“I think it was a bit harsh,” Smith said. “I’m OK with two minutes [for interference] . . . We made eye contact and he was expecting to get hit. He’s a pretty big guy, a strong guy. I kind of just connected with my shoulder. You see those plays happen all the time. It’s just unfortunate, the outcome. You don’t want to see anyone get hurt. Hopefully, he’ll be OK.”

Borowiecki lay still on the ice for several minutes before being helped off by teammates.

“When I look at the replay, it was sort of an accident,” Vigneault said. “Both guys are coming and both are making contact. Seemed to me that Smitty’s helmet might’ve hit part of his head and that’s why he probably lost balance.’’

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/20/17 at 09:41 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

You see those plays happen all the time.

No, not really.  And I’m usually the guy who’s defending hits where a guy gets pushed into the boards. 

The difference is, Smith didn’t just make contact - he completely took him out of the play.  To do it in open ice is a 2 min penalty.  But to do it that closely to the boards is a whole different story.  That’s why they suspend people for these defenseless hits - because otherwise everyone would be purposely knocking other players in to the boards when they are 3 feet away from the boards.

I’d give Smith 4 Games since it’s not the first time he had a hit like this.  He’ll probably get 1. 

Watching Borowiecki laying there completely out of it for 15 seconds…that’s tough.

Posted by TreKronor on 11/20/17 at 01:31 PM ET

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