Shayne Gostisbehere(USA) & Valeri Nichushkin(RUS) suspended 1 game each
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01-02-2013, 12:05 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: North Vancouver
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the Nichushkin could have been so much worse and he could have honestly killed Wotherspoon. Anybody saying Wotherspoon saw Nichushkin coming lol it was a high hit from behind 1 game is justifiable.
The Gostisbehere play was just so stupid and that wasn't a hockey play at all. If you are going to be tough guy do it face to face and not be a B about it like that. I hate that fake tough guy crap spearing players in the nuts heck I'm happy he got suspended
Nichushkin is lucky he only got 1 game. That was right in the numbers and face first into the dasher. Wotherspoon glanced both left and right before retrieving the puck and Nichushkin moves to the left to line up directly behind him so Worherspoon can't see him. I'm sure he was just trying to elude him and maybe anticipated that Witherspoon was going to pivot left so Nichushkin could hit him flush to the shoulder, but when that didn't occur he drove him right in the numbers. Just a very stupid check. I'm glad no one was badly injured.
Gostisbehere play was dirty and normally I agree there are some things you don't do, like heavily nut someone, but he had just been slew footed by the guy he nutted. Slew footing is one of the dirtiest and most dangerous things you can do in hockey. It's totally unexpected, hard to soften the blow and you can really smash the back of your head into the ice hard. I have no problem with Gostisbehere getting a game, but am shocked that Matis got nothing.
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