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Video: Kreider tossed for boarding Tyutin (Updated)

Jan 6, 2014, 8:37 PM EDT

Rangers forward Chris Kreider‘s had himself a tough couple of games.

After engaging in his first-ever NHL fight on Saturday — against Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf — Kreider was ejected from tonight’s game against Columbus after boarding Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin:


The incident occurred right at the start of the second period, with Kreider getting a five minute major and game misconduct. Tyutin left for a good chunk of the period, returned for a shift, but then left the bench again.

Columbus capitalized at four-on-four — Brandon Dubinsky took a minor for jumping Kreider, and Cam Atkinson proceeded to score his 11th of the season — and then went up 3-1 late in the second period when James Wisniewski scored his third of the year.

Updated: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reported after the game that Tyutin suffered a Charley-horse type of injury.

  1. 7mantel - Jan 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    game misconduct for that hit ?

  2. jaybyrd99 - Jan 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    As i said in another thread that was an awful call. Kreider hit him from the side and tyutin spun awkwardly towards the boards. I admit my bias but that was ,imo,a bad call,definitely not warranting a major and gamer.

    • joey4id - Jan 6, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      idk, the only spinning that is apparent is in your comment.

      • stakex - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

        That’s pretty funny coming from you joey.

      • joey4id - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:58 PM

        Hiya! Stakex! Where you been? I was wondering why there has been less smoke blowing around here. Welcome back! 😉

  3. sportsfan69 - Jan 6, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    Another tough night for Henrik Lundqvist. Outplayed once again. As a Ranger fan, we may

  4. sportsfan69 - Jan 6, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    We may to use our second mercy (buy out) contract on Lundqvist. Lundqvist’s huge contract may become the biggest bust in NHL history. Roberto Loungo is probably smiling now.

    • elvispocomo - Jan 6, 2014 at 9:02 PM

      Luongo was smiling when Bryz got bought out. We’re all smiling now because you think Lundqvist might get bought out.

    • kale42 - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      Can’t be any worse than Yashin and Dipietro’s deals with the Isles, or Scott Gomez. So he’s having a bad year from his standards, but don’t forget he’s had a save % over .920 the past four years so this 30 game stretch might just be a blip on the radar

  5. elvispocomo - Jan 6, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Slow mo lessens the impact I’m sure, but it looks like Kreider slows up coming into the hit. He still pushes into Tyutin’s back and is coming from behind, so not surprised they’d call it if it looks bad in real time.

    • n a s - Jan 7, 2014 at 12:41 AM

      Except that he comes sideways and does NOT significantly elevate his elbow to finish a check. In fact, his left elbow lift can even be chucked up to natural instincts when two elbows touch.

      For Tyutin to have a knee-related injury on a “boarding” call without any major contact is laughable. It goes to show how Tyutin was injured previously and leveraged this bad call to his team’s advantage.

      • elvispocomo - Jan 7, 2014 at 1:01 PM

        I never said anything about his elbow since that isn’t a factor. Does he hit him from behind (however he gets to that position) while Tyutin is in a vulnerable position out from the boards? He sure does.

        As I said before, it’s absolutely understandable that the refs would make that call if it looked worse in real time, since it still doesn’t look great in slow mo.

  6. nysportsrule - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Awful call. I know it is tough because it was such a fast play, and I understand a penalty being called, but a game misconduct?

  7. drewsylvania - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    No way that’s boarding.

  8. blackandorangeforlife - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Shame that was a Major….It wont go any further then that!

  9. stakex - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    NHL players should just start wearing pink tutus and playing to ice dancing music if that hit isn’t allowed. I mean come on, he just bumped Tyutin in the side and the guys own turn away from the hit carried him into the boards. How anyone could see a major on this play is beyond me…. it shouldn’t even have been a penalty.

    I understand the NHL isn’t what it once was when it comes to toughness, and that big hits are on their way to being an endangered species…. but this “Well he went down, even though it looked clean I better call a 5 and a game” crap really needs to go. Hockey is (at least suppose to be) a tough physical sport, and sometimes players are going to get hurt on clean hits like this. These damn reactionary after the fact calls when someone goes into the boards and gets hurt are going to have only one effect… make players stop taking the body. I mean if this hit can get you ejected from the game, any hit can.

    • nyhammerhead - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:49 AM

      New NHL rule. If you haven’t scored at least ONE Goal by New Year, you are a punkthug with NO hockey skills and are sent to the AHL for 2 years to learn how to skate and shoot a puck.. No exceptions.No crybabys, don’t have game, try UFC if you really have some stones.Or be a Vegas nightclub doorman if you don’t

  10. cspsrbums - Jan 6, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Still boarding when you hit someone 1 foot off the boards

  11. cspsrbums - Jan 6, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    41.1 Boarding – A boarding penalty shall be imposed on any player or goalkeeper who checks or pushes a defenseless opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to hit or impact the boards violently in the boards. The severity of the penalty, based upon the impact with the boards, shall be at the discretion of the Referee.

    • President Charles Logan - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:12 AM

      you’re a pussie , watch tennis

      • nyhammerhead - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:52 AM

        Yeah. Like you’re gonna come to net and have Juan Del Porto drill your nuts with a 110 MPH forehand.Right.Go watch WWE for fake tough guys

  12. benrob99 - Jan 7, 2014 at 3:34 AM

    I’ve always thought Kreider was a “borderline dirty” player. But even I don’t see anything particularly malicious in that hit.

  13. tlndma - Jan 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    The main point of contact is Kreider’s hip to Tuytin’s left butt cheek. No way it was from the side. Kreider’s legs go between Tuytin’s legs. Intent to injure, I doubt it but, a perfect example of boarding.

  14. heynyc61 - Jan 7, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Terrible horrible call.. He slowed up and.barely hit him side to side… No numbers.. A minor barely if at all but a major… A joke

  15. schlitzy - Jan 7, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    according to the announcers the lower body injury he suffered came on a shift after this play. although he needed a few minutes to get off the ice this isn’t the play he was injured on.

  16. hattrk - Jan 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Why did Tyutin stop skating? He left himself in a vulnerable position. Thankfully Kreider has enough sense to pull up. Players need to heed Mills Lane warning to boxers: protect yourself at all times. (ding ding)

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