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 penalty for diving, the Bruins scored on the power play just nine seconds later.
But from another angle, might Neal have a case? This isn’t particularly hard contact, and as the commentators note there is nothing illegal about it, but it certainly looks like Neal got caught by the goalie’s stick.