Oct 5, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT
It didn’t take Steve Downie long to find himself in the middle of a controversy.
You can see that hit below:
Downie received two minutes for charging while Nashville’s Shea Weber ended up with a double minor for roughing.
“We’re trying to get all of that out of the game, launching yourself, especially the head shots,” Predators coach Barry Trotz said of Downie’s hit, according to NHL.com. “If you watch the film it’s pretty self-explanatory and the league will handle it correctly.
“There will be something to come out of it I think.”
On the other end of the spectrum, Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy thought the hit was clean and praised Downie for his leadership and composure.
The Avalanche don’t play again until Tuesday, so if the league decides to take any action, they won’t have to move swiftly.
Update: The NHL has reviewed the hit and has not scheduled a hearing, according to ESPN and TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.
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