The end of the Carolina Hurricanes’ 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on Monday was eventful for two reasons. First, because Tyler Seguin scored the first empty net goal in his hockey career. Second, because Patrice Bergeron went nuts on Jeff Skinner, and Patrice Bergeron really never gets nuts.
What set him off? According to this highlight from NESN, the players were tangled up at the end of the game, and Bergeron was taken down; but was it via a Jeff Skinner slew-foot?
Don't think that's a slewfoot technically. Looked like he was falling backwards and grabbed a hold, instead of kicking Bergeron's foot forward. Feet may have made contact but it doesn't look intentional. Bergeron's stick is making more contact with Skinner than Skinner's feet did with Bergeron. That may be what made Skinner lose balance.
Really hard to tell on that. It fits the qualifications but with both going for the puck behind the net like that and the stick on Skinner like that I'd be more inclined to think it was accidental. He has pulled some **** in the past but this doesn't really look the same as the other incidents.