Game #23| Mar. 2, 2013|Senators at Flyers |12:00 p.m. ET
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03-03-2013, 03:32 AM
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Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It's difficult to discern if the skate is touching ice, though. But how is this photo convincing that the principal contact is shoulder-to-shoulder? Z's shoulder is lined up with Lundin's head.
I guess I shouldn't have said principal, I meant to say "initial". Harry Z definitely contacts his head at some point, but I think that photo proves it's after he drives up through Lundin's shoulder, which would make that a legal hit.
If the league actually bothers to look at still images like this, I don't think it's suspendable. Harry Z stopped skating and coasted into the hit (so it's not like he came charging from 100 ft away for this one), he still has a skate on the ice, so he didn't leave his feet prior to contact, the player he hit had played the puck well within 1 second prior to impact, he didn't target the head, the initial contact is shoulder to shoulder, it looks like a clean hit.
That said, I'm still assuming he'll get 2-3 games.
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