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FRAME BY FRAME VIDEO: TURNS OUT MACKINNON DIDN'T WHACK LINESMAN AFTER ALL

Published February 21, 2022 at 8:16 PM
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During this afternoon's contest between the Colorado Avalanche and the Boston Bruins, it was widely reported that Avs' star, Nathan MacKinnon struck a linesman with his stick. But did he?

After the Bruins had stretched their lead to 5-1, MacKinnon lost the post-goal centre ice faceoff to the Bruins' Tomas Nosek and appeared to slash linesman Michael Cormier in the leg. Here's the video:


Looks pretty obvious from that angle, right?


So how could NHL Hockey Operations already be dismissing the issue as reported by Nick Kypreos late this afternoon?


Special treatment of a star player, perhaps? Remember when Antoine Vermette (then with Anaheim) slashed a linesman after a faceoff and received a ten-game suspension?


How does Vermette get ten and MacKinnon nothing? Well, the internet is a beautiful thing.

Cue Avalanche content contributor, Nathan Rudolph:


Thanks Nathan!
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