Leafs' Kadri could face suspension for high hit


You didn't think the best-of-seven series against the Boston Bruins was going to come as easily as Game 1, did you?

Bergeron scored on the ensuing power play at 15:03 to put a bow on Boston's victory as the Leafs now turn their attention to Game 3 - likely without Kadri. As the Leafs trailed 3-1 to the Bruins, Kadri sought out DeBrusk after he delivered a hit on Patrick Marleau, then Kadri delivered a cross-check to the winger's face. The hit knocked DeBrusk to the ice and the Bruins forward did not return to the game. He declined to speak about the Kadri cross-check.

"The bottom line is you've got to stay patient", Babcock said.

In last year's playoffs, Kadri was suspended three games for boarding Boston forward Tommy Wingels.

The Department of Player Safety factors a player's history into its discipline. He might not have a choice if Kadri is suspended.

As a result, Kadri was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct. His other suspensions have included four games for an illegal hit in 2015 and three games for goalie interference in 2013.

Kadri also missed time against Boston in the playoffs a year ago for a hit against Tommy Wingels. "I got no comment on that". "If he's still standing up, there isn't anything wrong on that, but he fell".

The Boston Bruins evened their series with the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-1 but the game was marred by bad officiating and dirty play.

"It was kind of in a blind spot for us on the bench", winger Zach Hyman said. In the second period, DeBrusk collided with Kadri in what appeared to be a knee-on-knee hit.

Speaking of ice, Marner was also asked about a video from the NHL's "Stanley Cup Confidential" series posted to Twitter that showed him mixing ice cream and chocolate sauce into a soupy mess as part of his pre-game preparations.

"But obviously the refs had their whistle up their ass or they were too f-ing slow and were two lines behind the play, so they didn't see it so they couldn't have called it".

"Judging by the way Naz went down, it didn't seem great", Toronto defenseman Morgan Rielly said".

Said Cassidy: "I thought it was clean". Pastrnak promptly fed a no-look-behind-the-back pass to Marchand, who slid a shot between Andersen's pads.

"In the end, you can't let that get in the way of what you're doing".