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Video: Zubrus ‘not very happy’ with Myers’ hit, Devils loss

Jan 4, 2014, 11:53 PM EDT

New Jersey Devils forward Dainius Zubrus wasn’t very happy with “getting in the head” on Saturday, not to mention the team’s tough 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Devils head coach Peter DeBoer believes that Tyler Myers‘ check on Zubrus should have drawn a major penalty rather than a two-minute minor for an illegal hit to the head. Decide for yourself with this video of the incident:

Myers, 23, received a three-game suspension for boarding back in March 2012. We’ll see if the Buffalo blueliner faces more than that penalty once the league gets a look at the hit.

In the meantime, the frustrations continue for the Devils. At least give Cory Schneider credit for avoiding throwing his teammates under the bus, emphasizing that he needs to be the guy giving his teams 2-1 wins instead of 2-1 losses.

  1. sjsharks66 - Jan 5, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    Why would a 6’8 player have to jump into a 6’5 players head like that? Previous history, I would say 5 games.

    • storminator16 - Jan 5, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      Wow, you got a ton of down votes. Must be from a ton of blind Sabres fans.

      Myers will get 5 games, easy.

    • westinpat - Jan 5, 2014 at 10:21 AM

      He is a pylon on skates. It has driven me nuts over the last few years watching him play and using his size properly against opponents.

  2. anthj99 - Jan 5, 2014 at 12:46 AM

    Waaaaah. I want my mommy.

  3. charlieconway96 - Jan 5, 2014 at 1:09 AM

    Well, that hit seemed a bit unnecessary.

  4. sumkat - Jan 5, 2014 at 1:51 AM

    I’ve seen worse not called at all. Definitely went high, and should of got a penalty. A major would of been rough….I don’t see it warranting a suspension

    • nj666 - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:44 AM

      he jumped into his head elbow first…

      • sumkat - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:52 AM

        no…he didn’t. what video ware you watching? Hit hit him high, but he was hardly even moving towards Zubrus when he hit him

      • nj666 - Jan 5, 2014 at 1:07 PM

        he left his feet, but tell yourself whatever you need to

      • mvshark - Jan 5, 2014 at 1:25 PM

        Sumkat, I watched THIS video, and HE leaves his feet…stop being a homer. It actually looks like shoulder to head. Chara got a roughing call yesterday against 6’6′ Blake Wheeler, as Wheeler ducked under attempted hit. Made it look like Chara was throwing arms at Wheelers head…called roughing but was really bad call…both Chara and Myers got 2 minutes, but Myers hit could have really injured Zubrus….he should get some time off or Shanahan is a complete joke for not being consistent.

  5. mdobrasz - Jan 5, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Ya know, I think Myers thought Zubrus was going to continue coming towards him and not put on the brakes like he did. I think Myers was looking to put the elbow in Zubrus’ chest……perhaps still a little high, but I really don’t think he was “head-hunting”

  6. 950003cups - Jan 5, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Myers knows Zubrus well. He “Matt Cooked” him before.

  7. billsin20xx - Jan 5, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Funny thing ils then Zubrus went out on Myers next shift, gave him a cheap shot, took a penalty which the Sabre’s scored the game winning goal on!!! Thanks!!!

    • nj666 - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      except myers flopped like the scumbag he is.

  8. billsin20xx - Jan 5, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Ant extra penalties Myers takes for this should be equal to what the league does for the 6’8″ Chara, because he’s tall he kind hit heads all the time!!

    • nj666 - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      lets try and stay on the subject…

  9. thomasvanek - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Myers isn’t a dirty player. Just a bonehead.

  10. warrenhajr2013 - Jan 5, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Thanks also a LOT and a LUMP for that this i of Mr. OBrien’s said accounts STILL recounts also that ” Video STILL says: Zubrus says he’s ‘NOT very happy’ with Myers’ hit, New Jersey Devils’ ii-goals-to-i loss to the ARCHOPPONENT Buffalo Sabres ” and recounts also that he told anyone whoever’ll ever listen that he says he’s NOT, NOT even for all the YEN in the Japanese Empire for himself, for fans of Devils, for others and even for us, too….

  11. sabresfanallday - Jan 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Enter Brendan shanaban

  12. newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection - Jan 7, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    I was at the game in Buffalo on Saturday night against the Devils. I was confused as to why the goal which Michal Ryder was not allowed.

    This would be on the same play where Tyler Myers elbowed Danius Zubrus in the head. Immediately after Myers made contact with Zubrus, the puck popped out to Jagr who passed it directly to Ryder who scored the goal.

    There was no stoppage by Miller, no Sabres player had control of the puck and was clearly a goal in my opinion (yes it may be bias as I am a Devils fan). But even other Sabres fans in the arena were surprised that the goal did not count.

    The refs never blew the whistle until after the goal was scored, they did not even indicate a delayed penalty.

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