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Video: Josh Gorges fires puck at Senators

May 6, 2013, 12:12 AM EDT

Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean’s controversial timeout wasn’t the last dramatic moment of his team’s Game 3 win against the Montreal Canadiens. Habs defenseman Josh Gorges caused quite a stir when he (intentionally?) shot the puck at Senators forward Kyle Turris late in the game.

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Gorges claims that he was trying to “get the puck down the ice” in a shorthanded situation, as you can see at the very end of this video:

Senators fans with decent memories probably aren’t going to complain too loudly about this. After all, their own captain Daniel Alfredsson was guilty of a similar instance of questionable decision making when he (intentionally?) fired a puck at Scott Niedermayer in the 2007 Stanley Cup finals:

Fun coincidence: both incidents happened in Ottawa.

  1. thehighcountrybear - May 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Purses at dawn…

    • barkar942 - May 6, 2013 at 12:30 AM

      My daughter calls them murses.
      Man Purses. Murses.
      Not bad. Could create a new dictionary entry.

  2. Stiller43 - May 6, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    After the game ended? There was still time left…

  3. boisehockeyref - May 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    I wonder if this is going to get looked at.. It should.

    • hockeyflow33 - May 6, 2013 at 12:38 AM

      For what? It’s classless but that’s it

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 6, 2013 at 8:17 AM

      So should Subban’s slash – if a legal body check resulted in a 2-gamer for OTT, a slash to the head should send him out for a week.

    • withseidelinn - May 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM

      I agree it should be looked at, but there is literally no way to prove that he shot it at Turris. Nothing will happen.

  4. tuberippin - May 6, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    Wasn’t an okay move when Alfredsson did it in 2007, and it’s not an okay move now.

  5. acieu - May 6, 2013 at 4:22 AM

    Where is Scott Gomez when you need him?

  6. tackledummy1505 - May 6, 2013 at 5:53 AM

    Don’t know why Alfredsson would do it in a 2-2 game going into the 3rd period, but this game was over and there was no need since all the players stop playing. Not dismissing what Daniel did since it was wrong and unwarrented. What Daniel did was stupid, what Gorges did was purposely done because the game was over and no foul could come of it.

  7. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 6, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    how can you prove intent here? Anyway! Stupid if that’s what he tried to do, and the TO was also stupid. No harm done this time, but if you decide to deliberately shoot the puck towards the bench and so happen to hit someone and cause injury, then you better be ready for a law suit. Say he misses the shot and it flies into the stands seriously injuring someone. Bad stuff!

    • doubles22 - May 6, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      “How can you prove intent here?” Two good eyes and a brain would be a good place to start.

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 6, 2013 at 9:56 AM

        Well! I guess you’re not qualified! :-)

  8. 950003cups - May 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    The wheels have fallen off the Montreal team bus. It’s over. Montreal just buried themselves the way Pittsburgh did last year vs Philly.

  9. ragingyinzer - May 6, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    It’s well known in Ottawa that only a forensic analysis can prove Georges’ intent here.

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