Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said Brendan Shanahan should be punished by the league for his from behind cross-check on Clarke MacArthur in the closing seconds.
“There should probably be a suspension on that last play,” Ruff said. “The league has to look at that. That was a definite attempt to hurt somebody.
“It was careless, reckless. You can’t have that happen. He could have a broken neck, a broken shoulder, a broken back. He could have a number of things. If he isn’t seriously hurt, he’s lucky.”
MacArthur isn’t believed to be seriously hurt — he left the ice on his own will — but Ruff was right: it could have been ugly.
Stay tuned tomorrow…