This is why people don't like the Vancouver Canucks and Alex Burrows. The game is over, there's 40 seconds to go in the game. There's no way that the Canucks are going to get two goals past all-world goalie Henrik Lundqvist and Burrows decides that its a good time to take a run at Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh almost starting a brawl. Now, if watch the video you will see that Canucks forward Zach Kassian already had McDonagh tied, nothing illegal with that play. Burrows comes in high on a defenseless player that can't defend himself.
There's no punishment coming from the NHL for this hit. This is why the Rats need to be held accountable in the NHL. I would like to see the NHL get rid of NHL Rule 46.12.
46.12 Instigator in Final Five Minutes of Regulation Time (or Anytime in Overtime) - A player who is deemed to be the instigator of an altercation in the final five (5) minutes of regulation time or at any time in overtime shall be assessed an instigator minor penalty, a major penalty for fighting, and a game misconduct penalty, subject to the conditions outlined in 46.22.
19:16 VAN Alexandre Burrows Elbowing (maj) against Ryan McDonagh
19:16 VAN Alexandre Burrows Game misconduct against Ryan McDonagh
Canucks' Burrows should not expect an NHL hearing for this hit on Rangers' McDonagh last night. Watch: http://t.co/qHohe1S38Z @sportsnet
— Hockey Central (@SNHockeyCentral) April 2, 2014
#NYR No supplementary discipline expected for Vancouver's Alex Burrows' hit on Ryan McDonagh last night.
— Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) April 2, 2014