Referee Kevin Pollock knows how to take a hit.
Moving off the boards to avoid the puck carrier, the veteran official ended up right in the path of Nashville Predators winger James Neal. Neal attempted to move out of the way but caught Pollock with an accidental shoulder to the chest.
The referee absorbed this hit like a champ. pic.twitter.com/QVk8ghEvWf
— Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) May 23, 2017
To his credit, Pollock stayed on his skates, never taking his eyes off the play.
Nice work, stripes!