dangolka (CBS) — Bruins winger Nick Ritchie was assessed a penalty within the first interval of Saturday’s Sport four for avenging what he deemed to be a questionable hit by the opponent. Within the second interval, he threw a questionable hit of his personal.
Ritchie delivered successful on Lightning ahead Yanni Gourde deep within the Tampa finish, after Gourde had despatched a go into the impartial zone. The hit got here from Gourde’s blind facet, and it despatched him flying into the boards. He remained down on the ice for a number of moments, earlier than play stopped and trainers might are inclined to him.
Although the referees on the ice didn’t initially elevate an arm to point a penalty had been dedicated, the officiating crew obtained on the headsets with the NHL and assessed a five-minute main penalty on Ritchie.
Nick Ritchie receives a 5 minute main after this hit on Yanni Gourde.#NHLonSN pic.twitter.com/XyxVM4vTOn
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 29, 2020
Egregiously late hit by Nick Ritchie on Yanni Gourde, who’s down and injured. Assessed a 5 minute main for boarding, however no sport misconduct. Official deemed this didn’t lead to an "harm to the face or head" of Gourde.. pic.twitter.com/GtafKqH5Xt
— NHL Security Watch (@NHLSafetyWatch) August 29, 2020
After a number of moments down on the ice, Gourde was in a position to skate to the bench beneath his personal energy. An replace on his situation might be offered when it turns into obtainable.
The penalty was Ritchie’s second of the sport. He was assessed a two-minute roughing minor for going after Cedric Paquette within the first interval, after Paquette had delivered a tough hit on Karson Kuhlman.
The Lightning scored on the ensuing five-minute energy play, with a Victor Hedman blast deflecting off a Bruins participant to present Tampa a 3-Zero lead late within the second interval.