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Video- Upset About The Max Pacioretty Hit?

A bit of John Tortorella's post-game media scrum...



Watch a better view of the hit from Pacioretty on Ryan McDonagh below...

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Paul's avatar

The NHL just announced…

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty faces a hearing Sunday afternoon with the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety for an incident in a Saturday night game against the New York Rangers.

Pacioretty was assessed a minor for boarding Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh at the 7:20 mark of the second period of the game at the Bell Center. McDonagh left the game and did not return.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/24/13 at 10:31 AM ET

DontCry4MeJanHrdina's avatar

Haha, good old Torts.

As for the hit I would probably say he gets a game or two. (history & injury).

Posted by DontCry4MeJanHrdina from Los Angeles on 02/24/13 at 10:54 AM ET


Definitely boarding. Don’t know he left his feet. Didn’t see targeted head hit.

Posted by teldar on 02/24/13 at 11:02 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Forearm to the back of the neck, very dangerous hit.  Hard to tell from the replay how much he left his feet, but definitely suspension earning.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/24/13 at 11:05 AM ET


Just saw a review of the game. Pacioretty’s hit on mcdonagh was basically identical to mcdonagh’s on pacioretty on the previous shift. Only difference was McDonagh was in front of the glass when he was hit. Both of them should be minors since that’s the way the league wants to treat dangerous but “clean” hits from behind.

Posted by teldar on 02/24/13 at 11:11 AM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

Looks like he definitely left his feet. And given that it was a boarding type hit, I think that warrants a suspension.  I did not see the McDonagh on Pac hit though.

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 02/24/13 at 12:08 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Reports surfacing no discipline against Pacioretty.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/24/13 at 06:07 PM ET

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