PK Subban Ejected From Game 1 For Slash on Sens’ Mark Stone (Video)
The Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in Game One of their Eastern Conference opening round match-up on Wednesday. Making the victory that much more impressive was the fact that the Habs achieved it without the services of their leading scorer, Max Pacioretty, who is still sidelined with an upper body injury. And they also had to deal with the absence of Norris Trophy candidate PK Subban for half of the contest after he was ejected in the second period for a two-handed slash on the wrist of the Senators’ Mark Stone.
The Habs defenseman was assessed a five-minute slashing major and a ten-minute game misconduct on the play, while the Sens’ Kyle Turris was handed a two-minute minor for his part in the skirmish after the whistle.
Here’s a look at the slash that got PK Subban ejected:
Despite leaving the ice immediately after the slash, Mark Stone was able to return to the game, but he was noticeably hobbled, playing in just 3 minutes and 32 seconds in the third period—when the Sens could have used his offense the most.
It will be interesting to see if this slash affects the availability of Subban and/or Stone for the remainder of their first round series.