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!

NHL Rule Book Updated for 2023-24 Season