Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 4/26/14
Dallas Stars left winger Ryan Garbutt carried on the Stanley Cup playoffs’ spearing tradition by hitting Anaheim Ducks’ forward Corey Perry below the belt in the first period on Friday. Garbutt, who is no stranger to aggressive plays, received a game misconduct and a five-minute major penalty as Perry laid on the ice for several moments before returning to the game. “I was coming back to the bench and got careless with my stick,” Garbutt said via The Dallas Stars Blog. “It was definitely something I didn’t want to do.” Despite Garbutt’s carelessness claim, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau insists that his previous infractions prove that the slash was on purpose. “It was deliberate,” Boudreau said. “It wasn’t an accident, but we know that’s how he plays.” Perry has also dealt with consequences for cheap shots, receiving a minor penalty after spearing Stars forward Jamie Benn in the groin in Game 2 of the playoffs. Check out Garbutt’s penalty-earning spear in the GIF below. GIF via CBS Sports Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@PuqMagFiled under: Caitlin Donohue, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Top Stories

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