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Report: Prust, Carcillo incidents to be reviewed

May 22, 2014, 9:59 PM EDT

New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo and Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust could be looking at supplemental discipline following a pair of separate incidents in the first period of Thursday’s game.

Carcillo received a minor penalty for charging at Prust, but was given a game misconduct for an incident involving a linesman after a fight broke out between Prust and Derek Dorsett.

Based on a post-game review of the incident, Carcillo could be looking at a suspension, according to Darren Dreger of TSN.

According to Rule 40 – Physical Abuse of Officials:

Any player who deliberately applies physical force in any manner against an official, in any manner attempts to injure an official, physically demeans, or deliberately applies physical force to an official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an official during or immediately following an altercation shall receive a  game misconduct penalty. In addition, the following (40.2, 40.3, 40.4) disciplinary penalties shall apply.

Prust drew the ire of the Rangers earlier on in the period, for a questionable hit on Derek Stepan. According to Dreger, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety will discuss the hit.

  1. feedmetherock - May 22, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Late, leaves his feet, launches towards Stepan’s head. He will get a game or two.

    • joey4id - May 22, 2014 at 10:32 PM

      a tad late, his feet doesn’t leave the ice prior to making contact, the head is not targeted nor is it the primary point of contact, and the Rangers player returned. No suspension.

      • avscup - May 22, 2014 at 10:53 PM

        Tough call Joey. I totally agree with your analysis but in today’s NHL, it might get a game or two. The fact it was so late might warrant it. Personally I hope not.

      • feedmetherock - May 22, 2014 at 10:56 PM

        The league is trying to get this crap out of the game. He is clearly off both feet when he makes contact. And anytime you propel yourself upwards like that, the head will always get the brunt of it. See: Brent Seabrook. Prust will get a minimum of a game., lucky he won’t get more.

      • stakex - May 22, 2014 at 11:20 PM

        Its borderline. If this was the regular season, I would say it would be worthy of some time off… but since its the playoffs, I think you’re right joey, no suspension.

  2. sabatimus - May 22, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Prust’s was premeditated interference. Should’ve been 4min instead of them missing it entirely. Don’t think it’s suspendable. Carcillo on the other hand sure seems like he physically abused the official and should probably be gone for at least 3 games. Not that the Rangers will miss him.

    • 1337ryan - May 22, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      5 minutes for Prust at least! Head contact. And he should serve more time than Carcillo, who should miss time, but not as much. Rangers won’t miss him, but he doesn’t deserve more than Prust for sure.

      • sabatimus - May 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

        Prust’s principle point of contact was the chest, not the head. It’s the fact that Prust deliberately and violently forearmed a player away from the puck that gets me. This wasn’t garden variety “i’m going to impede you or hold you” interference.

    • joey4id - May 22, 2014 at 10:33 PM

      WTF is premeditated interference? Is this a new rule?

      • sabatimus - May 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

        Premeditated interference is when you post anything.

  3. flyerspsu - May 22, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Prust should definitely be suspended

    as for Carcillo he has a long suspension history including one that was a result of his treatment of officials back in Philly, I haven’t seen the video of it but with that in mind id expect a suspension for him as well

  4. 1337ryan - May 22, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    I could see Carcillo getting a game for that, but Prust should get at least 1 more than Carcillo. No excuse for Carcillo, but it wasn’t THAT bad. Prust’s hit was what the NHL is specifically trying to get out of the game.

    • wingsdjy - May 23, 2014 at 9:26 AM

      Under what rule could Carcillo get 1 game. Based on rule 40, he’s looking at at least 3 games, possibly up to 10 or 20. If the officials don’t cite rule 40, he’ll get 0 games.

      • sabatimus - May 23, 2014 at 12:54 PM

        Thank you. That’s why I said at least 3 games earlier. If they do invoke Rule 40, 3 is mandatory.

  5. canadatude - May 22, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Stepan should skate with his head up instead of looking back. My granddaughter skates better than that and she is only 4. Prust is just sending a message for the Carey Price knee injury. No excuse for running a goalie like that. It could put his career at risk.
    Suck it up, buttercup.

    • thesportsjudge - May 22, 2014 at 10:31 PM

      Tell Price to suck it up and play then, toolbag.

    • Moop - May 22, 2014 at 10:43 PM

      No excuse for running a player without the puck like that. It could put his career at risk.

    • feedmetherock - May 22, 2014 at 10:57 PM

      Canada sucks and you are a tool.

    • drewsylvania - May 22, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      Is this also Habsman/Montrealbbr?

      • jimeejohnson - May 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM

        How bout those Bruins?

  6. muckleflugga - May 22, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    premeditated …?

    sounds like prust is due a visit with ol’ sparky … isn’t it baseball season in boston … touchy subject these days lmao

    carcillo’s fate hangs on the game report from the referee … a good linesman will make allowances, much as john d’amico did back in the day

  7. lbeezyse - May 22, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Where’s the outrage and which hunts? If this was good the NHL world would have stopped on it’s axis and deemed Cooke as a villain. This post would have 100+ comments by now.

    • avscup - May 22, 2014 at 10:59 PM

      Well…he didn’t deliberately knee him so no outrage. A body check with the shoulder to the chest is a whole lot different than a knee to the knee. You should know better!

      Still bitter ‘eh?

  8. challer9 - May 22, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    The officiating in this game has been awful. If they were serious about player safety, they would not only hold the players accountable for delivery cheap shots, but also hold the refs accountable for blowing obvious calls like that. Seriously, just open the NHL rule book, close your eyes, and just pick a random penalty and it probably would have applied there.

    • joey4id - May 23, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      The league does hold referees accountable. They just don’t always publicize it. Every game the 4 referees are evaluated and graded. How they rate dictates who moves on in the playoffs.

      • mangoman1966 - May 24, 2014 at 10:11 AM

        I say we hang em

      • joey4id - May 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM

        mangoman1966, and I saw we ban you.

  9. graymalkin26 - May 22, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    USA USA hahaha!

  10. dolphincult - May 23, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    Atleast the bruin fans know hockey. Some of the comments here are laughable

    • jimeejohnson - May 23, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      BOSTON BRUINS fans know LOSING to your BIGGESST RIVAL: when you’re supposed to win.

  11. dumbassgreg - May 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    if we are lucky we just saw the last game of carcillo career. what a moron .

  12. danglesnipcelly - May 23, 2014 at 7:35 AM

    Carcillo play was stupid but Prust DOES deserve a suspension. It’s those type of blindsight hits the nhl is trying to get rid of.

    • joey4id - May 23, 2014 at 8:19 AM

      Can’t be a blind side hit if the shoulder first makes contact with the opponent’s chest. No suspension. Should have been a 2 minute penalty for interference. Players are permitted to finish their checks after the player has passed the puck. This particular hit was just a tad late, and as usual it all comes down to the refs judgement and perspective of the play.

  13. joey4id - May 23, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    I thought Rangers’ fans didn’t complain about late hits….

    Referencing the hit Weaver put on Brassard….
    bleedrangerblue – May 19, 2014 at 7:56 PM
    Ya see us Ranger fans aren’t crying over the late hit.

    • bmy0913 - May 23, 2014 at 9:17 AM

      Nah man, difference is we aren’t blaming the loss on it. Or subsequent losses. There was some puck luck on both sides of the ice, but the kid played great. Tokarski kept them in that, St. Louis had more than one open net just himself that he took away. Even as a Rangers fan, good for the kid. He has a bright future.

      As far as the incidents, Prust’s hit was completely away from the play to a blind player. There is legitimaely no excuse for it. Yes, I think the principal point of contact was just under the chin in the chest. But, I don’t think that was his intent. He charged hard, left his feet, and it was incredibly late. I think he will get away with out much of anything because he didn’t make shoulder to head contact, and the player returned.

      On the Carcillo issue, yes he should have shut up and went to the box. However, if you watch the continued camera from before the fight broke out and see it down the boards, Carcillo was caught off guard by the linesman. The linesman came in and got into his chest and put him out away from the fight swiftly and pretty deliberately. Now, I know that between that time and the “elbow” as it were, he realizes it’s not a Hab and should cool it. I acknowledge that. However, with emotions running that high, him watching Dorsett do what is usually his job, and all things considered, you know damn well he didn’t throw an intentional elbow at the linesman. And I think that the league will see it that way as well. I think the misconduct should be sufficient. The only reason hes being singled out is because he was the only player the ref had engaged. You see players in scrums after the whistle pull away from one with jersey in hand all the time. I think this is exactly that, only the ref didnt have a white jersey in the other hand.

      Pretty piss poor showing last night. Habs earned that one. But, they’ve still a long way to go. Lets go Rangers.

  14. jake1199 - May 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Both should be suspended! Carcillo got out of control and swung the linesman! For Prust to late of hit and just like other hits close to the head!

    • ctochester12 - May 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM

      The linesman had no reason to put his hands on Carcillo in the first place, he should be the one that was ejected from the game.

  15. fiyeaglesfiy - May 23, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    was I the only one that thought the linesman was a bit unnecessarily aggressive with Carcillo? I know he was just trying to ensure it didn’t esclate, but he slammed Carcillo pretty hard against the boards when we was just standing aside watching the fight… not an escuse for Carcillo, but the league should equally view the officials actions

    • bmy0913 - May 23, 2014 at 9:24 AM

      Thats exactly what I was just saying. Good call.

    • ctochester12 - May 23, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      Carcillo did nothing that the linesman should have put his hands on him to start with, the linesman should be the one that was ejected from the game.

  16. fiyeaglesfiy - May 23, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    was I the only one that thought the linesman was a bit unnecessarily aggressive with Carcillo? I know he was just trying to ensure it didn’t esclate, but he slammed Carcillo pretty hard against the boards when we was just standing aside watching the fight… not an escuse for Carcillo, but the league should equally review the officials actions

  17. ctochester12 - May 23, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    What a joke Carcillo should have gotten nothing for that, why the hell did the linesman think that he needed to put his hands on him to start with?

  18. justinpecora50 - May 23, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    I don’t think they invoke the rule, it was a heat of the moment thing, Prust on the other hand is a late hit I don’t think he targeted his head, he’s not a dirty player, BUT, it’s a late hit nonetheless, I’m thinking no suspension, maybe a fine. The refs have been horrible this whole series missing calls on both sides.

  19. emmaabby - May 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM

    canada sucks???? Bet Richards, Nash, St. Louis etc love that little comment, bet that most of the da comments are guys who never had on a pair of skates.

    • jimeejohnson - May 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      What do you expect from New Yawk a$$holes?

      • bmy0913 - May 23, 2014 at 3:01 PM

        haha come on guys. Realistically, nobody gives a damn which side of the border we are all from. I don’t hate on the Habs because they’re Canadian, and I don’t love the Rangers because I’m a New Yorker (I actually live landlocked in Northwestern Arkansas, bring on the ignorance of hillbilly jokes).

        The officiating sucked from both sides of the coin. Both teams got away with some scandalous stuff. But I think the issue comes from the cause and effect…yeah McDonagh put a chop on somebody….it was missed. Yes, Subban did too. Countless more. Neither of those directly effected the score, essentially…But a clearly dirty hit that injures a guy and puts a team that rolls 4 forward lines in a lineup crunch, thats a little bit more effective in throwing a wrench in the works.

        I’m sick of the eye for an eye defense. Truth be told, after watching the first two tilts of game one, and then game three, I back Tokarski hard. And I’m a Rangers fan.

        What’s done is done. Carcillo and Pruss will both probably catch a fine and sit for a minute. Let’s just get to Sunday and drop the puck. I’m not worried about it. Neither is New York.

  20. bmy0913 - May 23, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    On a side note…just got my gamecenter alert, Carcillo Suspended 10 games. Nothing on Prust yet.

  21. canadatude - May 23, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Carrillo had just got a 2 minute penalty and resisted arrest by the linesman. Refused to go to the box and elbowed the ref in the face. Anyone check him for a broken jaw?

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