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Video: Alex Galchenyuk boards Ruslan Fedotenko

Apr 15, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

The Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers are engaging in a pretty chippy game on Monday, but don’t blame it solely on the Broad Street Bullies. Ryan White left Kent Huskins with a concussion earlier in the contest and first-year forward Alex Galchenyuk drew some ire for this boarding hit on Ruslan Fedotenko:

It’s worth noting that Galchenyuk only received a two-minute minor for boarding as a result of that hit. (White was ejected and received a five-minute elbow major.)

We’ll see if the NHL’s disciplinary crew agrees that Galchenyuk’s hit isn’t worth the same kind of supplemental discipline as White’s elbow/shoulder (if either prompt any). Either way, the two Habs aren’t making a ton of friends in Philly tonight.

  1. Stiller43 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Ouch. Get well soon, Feds.

  2. phillyphanatic77 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    I’ve heard this Habs team described as “aggressive ankle biters” and I’d say that’s pretty accurate. The Flyers have a reputation as a dirty club but I have to say Montreal has been the more aggressive team. And I’d love to have P.K. Subban but he’s a real punk. He’s always talking but I rarely see him actually drop the gloves. Anyway, the White hit was much worse, IMO, than this hit by Galchenyuk.

  3. sjsharks66 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    I wouldn’t really call that a board. Just like a normal shoulder check against the boards, only fed was bent down.

  4. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    That looked like a pretty good check. Two minutes is more than enough.

    • steelwarriors55 - Apr 15, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      agree although you know that if the same hit was made by the flyers to a habs player the fans would have called 911

  5. cameltoews - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    Looked shoulder to shoulder to me.

  6. hosewater2 - Apr 15, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    It’s worth noting that Galyenchuk turtled like a dove when challenged by a Philly player after the hit.

    • myballsareonyourmomschin - Apr 15, 2013 at 11:52 PM

      Haha, I would too if Wayne Simmonds was coming to beat the crap out of ne

  7. ml3939 - Apr 15, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Is there video of the Ellers’ slash at the end of the game?

  8. mclovinhockey - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:21 AM

    Yeah I want to see Ellers slash. I was at the game and for him to get a 5 and a game it must have been bad.

    Whites hit was cheap but the call was good enough. Just the refs screwed up by giving Philly 4 as well for nothing. Also the 4 was given (refs changed the call) after the refs watched it on the big screen which is something the ref should get a slap on the wrist for.

    Galchenyuks hit was not from behind but it’s a dangerous hit which was why it was boarding. Should have been a double minor at MOST.

  9. z561 - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    If Gudbranson throws this check, it’s 5 and a game…

  10. bman7206 - Apr 16, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Have the Canadien yahoos contacted the Mounties yet? By the way… Is the Chara investigation from a couple years ago still ongoing? Still never heard if charges were filed…

  11. bgrillz - Apr 16, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Habs playing like dirtbags…I’m sure the people of Montreal are very proud of their team.

  12. tlndma - Apr 16, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    If Galchenyuck has a clean history, I’d say 1-2 games. This stuff has to stop. It is encumbent on the league to change this behavior, before someones neck is broken. Fedotenko’s back is 90%to Galchenyuck and he is 4ft fom the boards and reaching for the puck. The players have to know or be taught that, this is not killshot time.
    I think it’s time that the league puts a little less emphasis on how badly a player is hurt and more on the act itself. By reacting to the injury state of a player, the very same act by two players could draw signifcant different penalties. If you want to stop certain dangerous acts you need to penalize the act not the result.

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