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Pietrangelo left Saturday’s game due to a questionable hit

Apr 28, 2012, 11:04 PM EDT

As bad as losing Game 1 of the second round is, losing Alex Pietrangelo would be much worse. That’s the scenario the Blues might be facing after Pietrangelo was the victim of a questionable hit on Saturday.

Dwight King pushed Pietrangelo into the boards on a hit that the Blues took exception to. However, King only got a two minute boarding penalty as punishment. You can view the hit as well as the game’s highlights below:

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“Obviously it’s a dangerous hit,” Andy McDonald said. “He goes in and those are the types of hits that guys get hurt really bad.”

Alex Steen chimed in, “I obviously think its a dangerous hit. I am going leave it at that. Petro didnt return, so we will see how he is doing.”

It might not surprise you to learn that the Kings saw things differently.

“I thought it was a two-minute penalty,” Darryl Sutter said.

To make matters worse for St. Louis, Los Angeles scored a shorthanded goal on the King penalty and went onto win 3-1.

  1. oside760 - Apr 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    KINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. tru2joelu4eva - Apr 28, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    this is just my humble and meaningless opinion, but it really looks like king didn’t TRY to board him. kind of looks like he was just playing the body and caught pietrangelo off balance in a bad spot. tough break, best of luck to him and hope he recovers quickly…

  3. taytay099 - Apr 28, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Don’t think he pushed him very hard, just caused him to lose his balance and fall into the boards awkwardly. King stilled caused some damage and that can earn him a suspension.

  4. bcjim - Apr 28, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    I’d agree with tru2, just an unfortunate result.

  5. fhuizar - Apr 29, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Physical hockey get over it!

    GI KINGS GO!

    • eggserino - Apr 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM

      “GI KINGS”? Hmmm… Maybe eating a little too much pro biotic yogurt out there on the west coast?

  6. creek0512 - Apr 29, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    I’m sure you Kings fans won’t care then if your best player has his face smashed into the boards from behind, cutting his face and giving him a concussion.

    • blomfeld - Apr 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM

      friend, we would care … the hit yesterday was unfortunate as nobody wishes for harm to come to anyone … look, there was no “malice” or “intent” on the part of King … it was just a hockey play which went awry and that’s the bottom line here … we hope that Pietrangelo is okay and that he fully recovers quickly …

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Apr 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM

        Blommy, your lack of Elvis clips lately has me a little concerned. Are things ok down there in the Kingdom?

  7. sjsharks66 - Apr 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    ^^boohoo if ken Hitchcock didn’t come to the team no one would care about the blues this time of year. The blues are goons. When something happens to them it’s boohoo poor blues. But when they act like douches its just “good hockey”

    • blomfeld - Apr 29, 2012 at 1:05 PM

      friend … are you related to that “sjsharksfan11″ character ? .. my hope is that you aren’t …

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Apr 29, 2012 at 2:47 PM

      Listen, just cuz the Sharks are soft doesn’t mean the Blues are goons.

  8. sjsharks66 - Apr 29, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Are we talking about the same situation when sabotka threw the sucker punch and broke moores nose? Or when the blues started fights with our line that doesn’t have any people who fight on it? I recall Dan Boyle fighting and the refs had to break it up real fast. Tell me how they’re “soft”.

    • eggserino - Apr 29, 2012 at 8:04 PM

      It’s amazing, your revisionist history. This, in the same series where prior Burns threw a full-intent elbow at Nichols’ head and Galliardi left his feet to throw a shoulder check into MacDonald’s head that broke his helmet. Too bad Moore had to pay for his teammates’ indiscretions…

  9. bluesfan72 - Apr 29, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    I didn’t know Greg Williams took a job with the Kings.

  10. sjsharks66 - Apr 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    I agree with the burns elbow I was disappointed that he would do that. But Galliardi never left his feet. There’s a size difference between Galliardi and McDonald. Galliardi is about 4 inches taller. Why would he have to leave his feet to “target his head”?

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