John Moore surely seemed contrite, and how could he not be.
The young defenseman will not be eligible to play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday, as he has to serve the second game of his two-game suspension as a result of his blind-side head shot on Canadiens forward Dale Weise in Game 5 of the conference finals.
As his teammates prepared to face the winner of Sunday night’s Game 7 of the West final between the Kings and Blackhawks, Moore only wishes he had done things differently.
“Obviously, if I could take it all back, I would,” Moore said after Sunday’s practice, the Rangers’ first day back on the ice after two days off. “The biggest thing is I hope Dale is OK, and I just have to get ready for an opportunity coming up here.”
Moore’s hit came with 9:19 left in the game, his team down, 6-4 en route to an embarrassing 7-4 loss. Although it was not deemed a late hit by the league, it was certainly a high hit, with
Moore’s elbow connecting directly with Weise’s hea...