January 8, 2017
Saturday night’s 5-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens saw plenty of intensity and post-whistle action. One of the most controversial plays occurred late in the second period when Zach Hyman made significant contract with Habs star goaltender Carey Price.
As you can clearly see from the video below, Hyman was pushed into Price by defenseman Alexei Emelin.
Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said he wasn’t “too pleased” with the hit after the game and that the NHL needs to do a better job at protecting the goaltenders.
“I was driving hard to the net and he bumped me,” said Hyman. “A bump is a bump. No way you are going to be able to change direction at that speed.”
Therrien seemed to be the only one that had an issue with the play, as even Price himself was not very upset about it.
“I’m not sure what happened,” Price told reporters. “He might have gotten hit, but I was committed to going for a poke check and I had to stand my ground.”
What do you think of Michel Therrien’s comments?