Granted, the hit that Chris Stewart put on Niklas Kronwall was more forceful, but at least the Blues weren’t the winning team in the dying seconds of a game when something that pointless happened. Apparently, though, it’s all about the oomph behind the hit, as Drew Doughty will not be suspended for his cross-check on T.J. Oshie that sent the forward head and shoulder first into the board at a dangerous angle. He will, however, have to pay a whopping $2500 fine.â†µ
I thought he turned at the last minute, I was just trying to finish my man. I saw him take a peek and maybe I should have done a shoulder hit as opposed to a cross-check but I had no intention of hurting him and I hope he’s okay."â†µ
The fact that Teej turned away and didn’t have his back to the play for the entire play is probably what keeps Doughty in the Kings’ line-up. Regardless, it’s still a tough pill for Blues fans to swallow.