May 28, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT
Tuesday’s wild third period in Game 5 of the Rangers-Canadiens series has left the NHL’s Department of Player Safety with plenty to review today.
Per TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, the league is looking into a pair of incidents that occurred late in the game — Rene Bourque‘s cross-check on Derek Dorsett at the final horn (Bourque was given a five-minute major and game misconduct):
Lavoie also reports the league will be reviewing Dorsett’s headbutt on Mike Weaver:
Dorsett’s actions — which went unpenalized — prompted this response from Weaver (they also prompted the cross-check from Bourque, but I digress…):
Dorsett head-butted Weaver with 34 secs left. “That’s the type of player he is, a guy who runs around with his head cut off,” Weaver said.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) May 28, 2014
In related news, the league has already scheduled a disciplinary hearing for Rangers defenseman John Moore, who was given a match penalty midway through the third period for this hit on Montreal forward Dale Weise:
According to ESPN New York, Moore’s hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m today.
Finally, in an incident that won’t be reviewed but is worth pointing out, Dorsett appeared to snow shower the kid Montreal uses in its pregame torch ceremony:
- Hall of Famer Al Arbour passes away 20
- Poll: Who will be San Jose’s next captain? 24
- It’s San Jose Sharks Day at PHT 25
- Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance 95
- Gio won’t go: Flames extend Giordano for six years, $40.5M 13
- Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center 25
- O, Dear: Russia fined $85K for skipping Canadian anthem 31
- Kings ink Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million deal 27
- Quebec City, Vegas advance to final phase of NHL expansion process 50
- Here’s the full NHL 2015 preseason schedule, starting Sept. 20 5