In a sport towards the Canadiens on Tuesday night time, Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid elbowed Montreal’s Jesperi Kotkaniemi up excessive, inflicting outrage on social media.
McDavid approached Kotkaniemi with pace after the puck had already left his space and focused him with excessive contact. The Oilers ended up shedding 4-0 to the Habs, so perhaps McDavid’s frustrations boiled over earlier than making the hit.
As a end result, the NHL Department of Player Safety fined McDavid $5,000 for elbowing. Some followers imagine the 24-year-old ought to have been suspended.
McDavid is not recognized for making soiled performs however for creating objectives. The Ontario native has 63 factors (21 objectives, 42 assists) in 37 video games this season.