looked like a decent hit to me, although his stick was up. Hard to tell what exactly caused the gash. The high-sticking penalty was probably warranted, but not the instigator. Fight-wise, Pettinger's the only one who threw. He gets the nod
Right Mcfluffkin, the penalties were garbage. A guy gets his stick or elbow up so that a real hockey player gets 50 stitches in the mouth and there should be no penalty. Why would anyone be upset about that? Pettinger should have been thrown out of the game, but you saw nothing wrong at all.
I dont know but i think that was just a sweet hit, Pettinger's the new guy and hes trying to step it up for his struggling new team. Refs are pretty anal when it comes to dirty hits so they wuda called him on it if it was really malicous. I call it just good hockey
Screw the instigator. So, now maybe the Blackhawks lay one down on one of the Sedin sisters. Can you say Bertuzzi incident? The NHL is screwed up. Guys run around with flying elbows, hurt a start player (whom people pay to see) and there's no retribution. The gash was caused by an elbow pad since that is what Pettinger led with.
Big hit for Pettinger.....lucky he had a fair matchup and didn;t get his butt kicked for that fairly cheap shot..... and I am a huge Vancouver fan. He will likely get some down the road if they play Chicago again.
Watch the video at 1:02 and you will clearly see that toews own stick hits him in the mouth even when watching the highlights on tv the sportscaster said this. had this been zach stortini that got cut nobody would have cared