Just the usual slap on the wrist from the NHL.
Pittsburgh forward Chris Kunitz has been fined the maximum amount under the collective bargaining agreement, $2,500, for cross-checking Washington netminder Simeon Varlamov late in Game 2 on Monday night, ESPN.com has learned.
The fine comes in spite of calls from Washington star Alex Ovechkin for Kunitz to be suspended.
Reporters in Arlington — where the Capitals practiced before traveling to Pittsburgh Tuesday afternoon — heard an angry Ovechkin complain that the hit was a “cheap shot” and that Kunitz should be suspended.
“I think it’s dirty and I think the league has to do something about it,” Ovechkin was quoted as saying on the Washington Post Web site.
Washington coach Bruce Boudreau called the hit vicious. Here’s a You Tube video of what happened.
I think the crosscheck was uncalled for too. What is your opinion?
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