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Video: Devils and Senators get feisty

Apr 12, 2013, 9:53 PM EST

This was a bit of a chaotic sequence between the Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils.

The Senators won the game 2-0, but it was a shift in the second period that stirred up attention. The video highlights a fight between New Jersey’s David Clarkson and Ottawa’s Zack Smith behind the net, following a massive hit from Smith on Clarkson.

The video also shows a replay of Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson butt-ending Adam Henrique just before the fight.

  1. dprouse - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    Not a chance. Delayed reaction and a huge sell job by Henrique. Had the refs caught it, it would have been a two minute minor at most. Player Safety will see 20 plays tonight worse than that…

    • killacam42 - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:16 PM

      Delayed reaction? You do realize it’s in slow motion?
      I’m not saying he was injured or anything but it’s a dirty play. I agree with you, no chance he gets suspended but it should have been a penalty.

      • mpg44 - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:22 PM

        There were a lot in this game and in many others that the refs are blowing a ton of calls . Something needs to be done about it. How can you justify calling a hook to the hands of a puck carrier that doesn’t even slow the play down but not call a full on yank of someone’s feet right out from underneath them while reaching for the puck . All of that while the ref is in the picture shot watching the whole thing and not calling it. With regards to the Anderson incident , no targeted contact of the head with your stick should tolerated …. AT ALL !!

  2. hockeyflow33 - Apr 12, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Apparently a butt end to the visor causes your legs to give out.

    • stakex - Apr 13, 2013 at 1:19 AM

      You must be blind, because he doesn’t hit his visor at all… hits him right on the upper part of the chin strap.

  3. stakex - Apr 13, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Even if you think there was a sell job, or if you think it hit him in the visor… its still an intentional butt end to the face/head, which is a very dangerous play. While I would be utterly shocked to see a suspension come for this, don’t be suprised if Anderson gets fined.

  4. jb8383 - Apr 13, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    It hit him in the face not the visor. It was a dirty play. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a complete idiot.

  5. boon613 - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    It’s probably for the best that the Devils didn’t get a powerplay..they never would have scored. The greatest trick the Devils ever played..was convincing the world they were a decent hockey team.

    • 950003cups - Apr 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      Right, they didn’t just come of a season that sent them to their 5th SCF and 2 wins shy of a 4th cup, all in the last 17 years. Do you even watch hockey?

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