But gotta say: When you're a 'career' AHLer being giving an NHL job, you just cannot ever, ever, ever be doing stupid, stupid, stupid crap like that. What in all of God's great green nature was McDonald doing there with that check? What the hell goes through your head at that point???
If you can read the number on the back of a guy's jersey, then you can't check him. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT!!!
That was just sheer and utter stupidity to give an opponent as strong as Pittsburgh - who was COMPLETELY out of this game - that kind of an advantage to get back in this thing and turn the sway.
Just stuipidity to the umpteenth degree!
especially with a little more than a minute remaining in the period and the fact that it was in the offensive zone..and that we have a 4 goal lead. That was by far the dumbest play of the season