Talk about adding insult to injury…
Montreal Canadiens forward Juraj Slafkovsky caught Ottawa Senators winger Cole Reinhardt with a high stick on his first period goal Wednesday night.
There was no penalty on the play. The high stick was perfectly legal.
From Rule 60.1:
Players must be in control and responsible for their stick. However, a player is permitted accidental contact on an opponent if the act is committed as a normal windup or follow through of a shooting motion….
Good non-call by referees Jake Brenk and Francis Charron, the latter of whom was well-positioned to get a perfect look at the goal – and the high-stick – from the corner.
Brush up on the NHL rule book, including the changes made for the 2023-24 season!