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Caps’ Holtby claims Rangers’ Dorsett was guilty of ‘dirty slew foot’

May 12, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT

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New York Rangers forward Derek Dorsett was in the middle of a lot of action in Game 6 on Sunday, particularly when it came to a couple controversial physical moments.*

The moment that angered the Washington Capitals came when the 26-year-old drew a cross-checking penalty on Mike Green about midway through the third period. While Green’s infraction was pretty easy to identify, the Capitals believed that Dorsett should have gone to the penalty box as well.

Goalie Braden Holtby went far enough to tell the Washington Times’ Stephen Whyno that Dorsett attempted “a dirty slew foot” on Green.

On the bright side, the Rangers’ squalid power play didn’t score on the ensuing man advantage, so one could argue that it wasn’t a major moment. On the other hand, Washington advocates would likely argue that the Capitals lost out on crucial time to attempt to tie the game.

(Video of the incidents will be added to this post when available.)

* – We’ll discuss Joel Ward sending him sprawling toward Henrik Lundqvist in another post.

  1. ludacrish05 - May 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    These refs are the reason we are in game 7

    • buckeye044 - May 12, 2013 at 8:10 PM

      5 penalties to zero. Until it was over, then it was ok to give a couple to NY

    • johnstone17 - May 12, 2013 at 8:45 PM

      Reason your in a game 7. Hank !!!!!!!

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 12, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      Reason there will be a game 7 is because Caps had zero goals. Sure Dorsett tried to slew foot Green. And the refs missed it. But what a bone head move by Green cross checking Dorsett in the face with 6 mins left in the game and down 1 – 0. Stupid selfish retaliation. Discipline over emotion.

      • barkar942 - May 13, 2013 at 12:26 AM

        Makes up for Game 5 and Boyle slashing Ribero.

  2. prosportswashington - May 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    I wont blame the refs, because its the same guys taking the same penalties (Ribiero, Green, Brouwer and Ward), but that was definitely a slew foot. But what a game by Lundquist!

    • blockedshotnyr - May 12, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      Is “attempting” a slew foot even a penalty if the action is not completed? I do not think he was actually attempting it but I am just curious if this is actually a penalty?

      • prosportswashington - May 12, 2013 at 7:51 PM

        I don’t think so

  3. ludacrish05 - May 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    I really do like lundqvist but I can’t stand tord and Callahan.. Lundqvist deserves better

  4. jacketsfan7 - May 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    @blockedsjotnyr I would think so only because it’s a dangerous act that we are trying to get out of the game.

  5. myspaceyourface - May 12, 2013 at 8:25 PM

  6. mclovinhockey - May 12, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Is there a clean slew foot?
    Slew foots, clipping, ducking… All those should be automatic suspension.

  7. billyhauntswizards - May 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    okay, as Dorsett falls back, THEN his foot gives out. He never actually kicks Green’s foot out, he looks like he went for a hit but lost his balance. I don’t know he looks like he lost his balance and tried to take Green with him. I don’t see much of a slewfoot.

  8. cameltoews - May 12, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Does anyone here remember the absolute flop Holtby did? He acted like he was shot. The biggest delayed reaction I have ever seen. I think Ovie tried to teach him something

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 12, 2013 at 9:16 PM

      Agreed. Happened mid way in the second period. Just like Ovi.

  9. cameltoews - May 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    A cross check to the face should be a suspension as well mclovin

  10. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 12, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Anybody know why Green didn’t get 4 mins for drawing blood on that cross check?

  11. tomj4425 - May 12, 2013 at 10:08 PM


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