Flyers forward Brayden Schenn leaped to deliver a hit to Mike Richards, checked Evgeny Kuznetsov head-first into the crossbar, and tried to break Kuzy’s leg with a cross-check. All of these dirty plays went unpenalized and ignored by the NHL. But it was Schenn’s Game Six head shot on TJ Oshie that has finally drawn the attention of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.
Monday afternoon, DoPS announced that it will have a hearing with Schenn Tuesday, describing the play as “charging/illegal check to the head.”
Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn will have a hearing tomorrow for charging/illegal check to the head on Washington's T.J. Oshie.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 25, 2016
The hit happened late in the second period. While Alex Ovechkin, Andrew MacDonald, and TJ Oshie battled for the puck in the Flyers zone, Schenn raised his arms and hit Oshie in the left side of the head.
Oshie would return at the start of the third period. After the game, Oshie told reporters that he was fine.
Oshie on Schenn's hit on him: "Just kind of needed to take a breath there. It's over. I don't really care about it."
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) April 24, 2016
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