Nashville Predators forward James Neal appeared to go down from little to no contact in the second period against the Bruins tonight, causing a referee to whistle for embellishment and then scream at him. “Fuck you, you’re getting a fucking embellishment” is what it sounds like on this end. To complete Neal’s karmic…
Attack and repeatedly punch a defenseless player. Jump into a scuffle and pound on a defenseless player from behind, and pull his hair. Take runs at two separate players, ringing two bells on one shift. Give a cross-check shove to a player's face after he tripped your team's star.
Playoff hockey overtime might be the single greatest thing in the sports world — assuming your team isn't involved. Then it's a war of nail-biting, heart-stopping attrition, destined to end in glory and highlight compilations for one side, and wondering why you even bothered staying up late for the other.