Kris Letang Tries to Decapitate Viktor Stalberg’s with His Stick, Doesn’t Even Get a Penalty (Video)
We’re now halfway through the opening round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and things are starting to get pretty heated.
Last night in Chicago we saw a goalie attack a player and a guy directing a homophobic slur at a referee. Meanwhile in New York, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang tried to chop off the head of Rangers forward Viktor Stalberg with his stick.
The attempted decapitation occurred about seven minutes into the third period, with the Penguins already up 2-1. Letang was checked by Rangers center Dominic Moore as he played the puck up along the boards, and then for some reason he just decided to give Stalberg a two-handed slash to the jaw.
Take a look:
Letang did not get a penalty for that one because the referees did not see it. And that’s not so hard to understand. The refs can’t see everything.
However, according to TVA hockey reporter Renaud Lavoie, the NHL has decided that Letang won’t get a disciplinary hearing, either.
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April 20, 2016
And that is very, very hard to understand considering they gave Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith six games for slashing Charlie Coyle.
The NHL needs to get it together or things are going to get ugly.
Hat Tip – [Fox Sports]