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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson's shot to Penguins left wing Matt Cooke's head Thursday night will not draw a penalty from the NHL.

Hitting Matt Cooke in the Head is Perfectly Fine

There will be no hearing for John Carlson, despite his head shot on Matt Cooke yesterday. From the Washington Times: Look at the replay, especially in slow motion, and it's clear John Carlson caught Matt Cooke's head with his arm. It was late in the Capitals' 2-1 loss to the Penguins, and many thought it could lead to a suspension or maybe just a fine. But...

Video Style, All Matt Cooke

Christine Simpson of Sportnet has a sit-down interview with Matt Cooke. The interview is almost 20 minutes long and can be viewed below. Continue reading "Video Style, All Matt Cooke"

Matt Cooke Takes Vicious Head Shot From Washington's John Carlson (Video)

John Carlson, please take a seat next to Evander Kane -- you've just been inducted into a very elite club. The club? None other than The Boston Chapter's Anti-Cooke Club, which Kane founded in 2010 after knocking out Matt Cooke just a month after the Pittsburgh pugilist tried his hardest to end Marc Savard's hockey career with a blindside elbow to the head. On Thursday...

John Carlson head-shot on Pen's Matt Cooke

s/t the Pensblog.

Cooke not feeling snubbed by NHL

Matt Cooke is not holding a grudge against the NHL. "I've got to believe that the league is trying to protect everyone," he said Saturday, speaking with media for the first time since being hit in the head two days earlier by Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson during the Penguins' 2-1 win.

Matt Cooke The Recipient Of An Elbow/Shoulder To The Head?

The hit was delivered by John Carlson, no call on the play. thanks ot the pensblog for the pointer…

Report: John Carlson Won't Face NHL Discipline for Head Shot on Matt Cooke

Brendan Shanahan has ruled with an iron fist since taking over as the NHL's vice president of player safety, doling out suspensions for dangerous hits, whether they were intentional or not. Despite that definitive hard line, Shanahan will not hold a disciplinary hearing with Washington's John Carlson for his elbow to the head of Matt Cooke on Thursday night, according to...

The Killing - Penguins 3, Hurricanes 2

So what happened? If you had any doubt that Sidney Crosby was all the way back, those doubts were dispelled tonight.  The Pens held a 3-2 lead with just under 30 seconds remaining in the game.  Jordan Staal had left after taking a puck to the face, and Pascal Dupuis and Matt Cooke (two primary penalty killers) were in the box. Craig Adams was about to enter the box just...

How John Carlson, Sean Bergenheim escaped Shanahammer

On Thursday night, there were two incidents that had some fans asking about supplemental discipline from the NHL: John Carlson's flailing headshot on Matt Cooke at the end of the Washington Capitals' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Florida Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim's contact with the head of Mike Richards of the Los Angeles Kings that may have concussed...

Marek Vs. Wyshynski Radio: Game Show Friday, GM fight club

It's a Friday edition of Marek vs. Wyshynski beginning at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, and we're talking about the following and more: Special Guest Stars: IT'S GAME SHOW FRIDAY! A Puck Daddy Radio favorite returns with a spiffy new game with a listener. • In which Marek and Wysh discuss realignment. • Hockey humor and bad jokes. • The Capitals vs. the Penguins vs. fan...
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