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Video: Senators react post-game to Kadri’s hit from behind on Ceci

Feb 1, 2014, 10:42 PM EDT

It was one of the turning points in Saturday’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, and could result in Nazem Kadri facing supplemental discipline.

Kadri hit Senators’ defenseman Cody Ceci from behind into the end boards, then immediately set up Joffrey Lupul for a goal that ties the game in the second period. The hit, which somehow went undetected by the officials, quickly stirred up discussion on Twitter.

“(Paul Devorski) was turning on the play (and) maybe the linesmen saw it… I’m sure the league is going to review it,” said Senators’ veteran forward Chris Neil, as per Matthew Scianitti of TSN.

“Hopefully they crack down on that. That’s the stuff we’re trying to get out of the game,” Neil added, via Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press.

  1. csilojohnson - Feb 1, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Its a good thing the Sens already have forensic investigators on staff to help the league get to the bottom of this incident.

  2. gmenfan1982 - Feb 1, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Not a fan of either team. I’m saying its a bad hit. Back was turned. Smashed his face into boards.

    • imleftcoast - Feb 3, 2014 at 3:54 PM

      Devorski should not be officiating. Lots of examples of him being way off the NHL rulebook. 7 minutes for fighting, and nothing for this? This is so bush league.

  3. bwayblueshirt - Feb 1, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Bad hit, two games probably, but no one will talk about how Ceci deliberately puts himself in a vulnerable position (i.e. sticks out his rear, leans in towards the boards). Players are doing this too much hoping either the checker will stop or get a penalty, but it’s dangerous. Glad Ceci appeared to be okay.

    • vm113 - Feb 1, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      Ceci should have stayed down. It was one of the most blatant boarding calls i’ve ever seen, ironic it wasn’t called. Ceci getting up so quickly probably played a role in that split second decision for the refs.

  4. bazata - Feb 2, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    chris neil probably shouldnt talk… one of the dirtiest players to play the game

    • angrytwitterguy - Feb 2, 2014 at 12:52 AM

      I don’t think Neil has ever been suspended, yet he’s one of the leagues dirtiest?

      • 7mantel - Feb 3, 2014 at 8:34 AM

        That is an amazing stat !

  5. mp1131211 - Feb 2, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    Jesus… again? Kadri just got back from a vacation.

  6. atwatercrushesokoye - Feb 2, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    Carlyle might need to get some glasses, no way that hit was from the side.

  7. patshal - Feb 2, 2014 at 7:34 AM

    I don’t know what Kadri thought he was getting into. That goal should not have counted and he should have had a game misconduct for what he did.

  8. bazata - Feb 2, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    never said Neil did ever get suspended but he always gets away with dirty hits from behind or blindside hits. Scumbag

    • bsaures - Feb 2, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      Thats part of being a dirty player though

      Kadri 152 career GP – 3 games suspended

      Neil 828 career GP – 0 games suspended

  9. bruinsfan55 - Feb 2, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Blatant hit from behind on Ceci. These are the kind of hits the NHL is trying to get out of the game but then the refs go on and don’t call the hit from behind in game. Ridiculous

  10. leafsilluminati - Feb 2, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Yep, go ahead everybody. Rip Kadri, but completely ignore Ceci admitting post game that he turned intentionally at the last moment hoping Kadri would slow down, and that he probably should’ve stayed down after. Bunch of goofs posting. #butthurt

    • cantphaseme - Feb 2, 2014 at 1:15 PM

      He might have turned intentionally but Kadri had a good 4-5 seconds to change his course. Ceci was already turned by the time Kadri reached the goal line.

      • beinian62 - Feb 2, 2014 at 5:36 PM

        Ceci intentionally turned so as much as that sucks that he got hit.He put himself in a position to be hurt.hoping Kadri would stop.Hmmm gross miscalculation that backfired hext

  11. drewsylvania - Feb 2, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Kadri again, and clearly deliberate–he tries to ensure that the guy goes into the boards head first. Once again, the NHL needs long suspensions for this sort of thing. Lack of meaningful suspension only encourages more of the same.

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  13. beinian62 - Feb 2, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Ceci intentionally turned so as much as that sucks that he got hit.He put himself in a position to be hurt.hoping Kadri would stop.Hmmm gross miscalculation that backfired hext

  14. rrsm53 - Feb 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Carlyle is a tool, he is blind also. He was a tool when he played and nothing has changed as a coach. Kadri is on borrowed time, the only reason he plays that was is Orr, McLaren are on his team. THey wont be there forever and someone will clean his clock one day for sure. Maple Leafs are pathetic like their tool coach.

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