The Montreal Canadiens suffered a solid 8-4 thaw against the Washington Capitals last night.
The team didn’t play badly, but several defensive mistakes and several penalties cost them dearly.
As if this loss wasn’t enough, we learned earlier today that Michael Pezzetta will have to answer tomorrow before the NHL Player Safety Department for his punch to the head of TJ Oshie in last night’s game.
Montreal’s Michael Pezzetta will have a hearing tomorrow regarding an illegal check made to the head of Washington’s TJ Oshie.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 17, 2022
So the CH No. 55 gets an audience tomorrow for the punch to the head he awarded TJ Oshie at the end of the third period on the Strip. The score was then 7 to 4 in favor of the Capitals. Oshie was unharmed in the streak. He even scored a goal on the power play after the penalty against Pezzetta, his tenth of the season.
Pezzetta was subsequently given two penalty minutes. The 24-year-old forward spent almost eight minutes on the ice last night and didn’t score a point.
The fiery CH striker has been a revelation this season and has quickly become a crowd favorite thanks to his intensity and robust style of play. He never hesitates to make his presence felt and defend his teammates.
Pezzetta has recorded five goals and three assists for a total of eight points in 47 games by a -8 margin with CH this season. He also received 74 penalty minutes.
In short, we hope that if Pezzetta is suspended it won’t be for too many games as there are only six games left in the season and therefore very few games where Pezzetta can prove he deserves his place Lineup next season.
Pezzetta is clearly a style of play that can be important within a team, but some young players can certainly be prioritised.
The CH number 55 will have to keep working hard if he wants to stay in the NHL.
– Could Lundell win the Calder Trophy?
You should probably meet rookie sensation Anton Lundell… 😉
— NHL (@NHL) April 17, 2022
– Adam Fantilli is already considered a top 3 player in the 2023 draft, so it will be interesting to follow his progress.
– Stéphane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) April 17, 2022
– Now place in the playoffs for the Lions.
The Lions end their inaugural season in style 🔝https://t.co/dSVCa6ruhl
— Lions of Trois-Rivières (@Lions3r) April 17, 2022
– Nikita Kucherov quietly regains his touch.
The Russian seems to be gaining ground at just the right time for the Lightning: https://t.co/t4ak0MBogb
— TVA Sports (@TVASports) April 17, 2022
– The situation with the Hawks is being monitored.
In Clint Capela’s absence, the Hawks will use Collins’ limited services. https://t.co/3mc6kfxqhM
— AlleyOop360 (@AlleyOop360) April 17, 2022