After blindside hit on Marcus Pettersson, TJ Oshie benefits from NHL’s review rule for major penalties
During the second period, TJ Oshie leveled Marcus Pettersson with a high hit at neutral ice, knocking the Penguins defenseman out of the game. Oshie, looking for retribution after being hit seconds prior, appeared to nail Pettersson in the head.
Oshie was initially issued a major penalty while Pettersson laid on the ice being tended to by the trainer. Oshie appeared likely to be kicked out of the game.
Then officials reviewed the play for several minutes – setting in motion an obscure procedural rule that was added to the rulebook by the NHL before the 2019-20 season.