NHL Player Safety Will NOT Review Dirty Hit Laid on Mattias Ekholm

Published May 13, 2023 at 10:59
BY SKY
     
In the fiercely contested Round 2 playoff matchup between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Edmonton Oilers, an unfortunate pattern has emerged - the Golden Knights' relentless targeting of the Oilers' top players.

The latest victim of their aggressive tactics was defenseman Mattias Ekholm, who had been a standout performer for the Oilers throughout the series. Ekholm fell victim to a dangerous boarding incident by a Golden Knights forward.

Resulting in a disturbing scene as he crashed headfirst into the boards and began to bleed. The severity of the hit was evident, as it led to a 5-minute major penalty, and the responsible Golden Knights player was ejected from the game.




With the Oilers already missing Darnell Nurse due to suspension, the targeting of Ekholm raises concerns about player safety and the need for strict enforcement to ensure a fair and safe playoff environment.

**UPDATE** No further discipline, or even a review will be given, even though the player was ejected from the game over the hit.

SHOULD THIS HIT ON EKHOLM BE A SUSPENSION?
MAY 13      1503 ANSWERS
YES131887.7 %
NO18512.3 %
  LIST OF POLLS
Latest 10 stories