After Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo charged into Ryan Miller on Saturday night, Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff opined after the game that he believed it was "open season" on goaltenders.
(Keep in mind that Tootoo was given a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct on Saturday.)
Here was his team's No. 1 netminder getting run into again three weeks after a collision with Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins that caused Miller to miss eight games in a incident that went unpunished by the NHL.
This time around the NHL thought differently and decided to suspend Tootoo for a pair of games.
Here's Sheriff Shanahan explaining the decision:
From the NHL:
Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo has been suspended, without pay, for two games for charging Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller during NHL Game #379 Saturday night, Dec. 3, in Nashville, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining ...