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Joined: 01.22.2009

Feb 10 @ 8:00 AM ET
HockeyBuzz Wire: Jeremy Lauzon suspended two games for hit on Derek Stepan
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

Feb 10 @ 11:03 AM ET
It looks bad in slow motion (not all that bat, relative to other), but I think he thought that Stepan would turn and skate the puck up, not come to a stop at the boards. Didn't seem like he intended to go for the head.

I'm not a fan of the Bruins unless they're playing the Rangers or Devils, but I think that 5 and a game would have been sufficient.
Hockey66
Pittsburgh Penguins
Joined: 07.05.2019

Feb 10 @ 6:04 PM ET
It looks bad in slow motion (not all that bat, relative to other), but I think he thought that Stepan would turn and skate the puck up, not come to a stop at the boards. Didn't seem like he intended to go for the head.

I'm not a fan of the Bruins unless they're playing the Rangers or Devils, but I think that 5 and a game would have been sufficient.

- jmatchett383

I don't think that's what he thought - I think he was just finishing his check and came up a little high.

But I agree, definitely not all that bad relative to others that go unpenalized, let alone unsuspended. Check out the hit by Tkachuk that led to a fight (also check out different angle starting at 0:44):

https://www.hockeyfights.com/fights/n260730

How in the hell is that not both charging and boarding?? Not even a penalty called. That had a lot more potential to do damage than Lauzon's hit. Also, Stepan is a bit of a drama queen. I hate the Bruins with every fiber of my being, but that hit was pretty close to nothing and should have just gotten a minor or a major with no suspension, IMO.
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

Feb 11 @ 8:51 AM ET
Don't think it was intentional - but there does seem to be head contact so... suspension is not outrageous.

I do agree Tkachucks hits seemed much worse and more premeditated. How he did not get AT LEAST a penalty (or 2) on those hits is mind-boggling.