Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban was ejected from Game 1 of the Canadiens-Senators First Round matchup.
Subban took a pretty good chop at Ottawa's Matt Stone. The incident happened in front of the net, and it was away from the action. Stone took the slash on his right wrist.
It's definitely a penalty, but some are questioning whether or not Subban should have been tossed. Stone did return to the game, so there appears to have been no major injury.
UPDATE: Mark Stone did suffer a fractured wrist.
Subban has been suspended before, and repeat offenders usually get a call from the league when incidents like this happen. But will he get one Thursday? After all, it is the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It takes a lot for a guy to get suspended in the spring.
Senators Head Coach Dave Cameron threatened retaliation in Game 2 if Subban isn't suspended.
That sound about right. The NHL's unwritten "an eye for an eye" rule, even though Matt Stone wasn't injured.
It was a dumb play by Subban and it raises the question if he should be suspended for the next game or any other games coming up in the series. Will it happen? Maybe. Maybe not. Because it's the playoffs.