Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry is an enigma -- a gifted scorer who has an edge but can't seem to play a clean, physical game.
During the second period of the Ducks' 3-1 victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday, Perry skated across the Wings crease, in between goalie Jimmy Howard and defenseman Nik Kronwall.
Perry, in trying to avoid Howard, leaped up in air and clipped Howard in the face with his skate. Perry received a two-minute goalie-interference penalty, which the Wings squandered.
Howard appeared momentarily dazed but continued to play. After the game, he downplayed the incident.
"His skate just hit me in the face," Howard told reporters. "I was trying to get out of the way. It was nothing. It was harmless."
Thinking about it for the last couple of days, I believe Perrys skate-scrape of Howards face was intentional and warranted a fine, maybe even a suspension.
In typical NHL fashion, the league did nothing because Howard wasnt injured on the play.
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