The Columbus Blue Jackets had one heck of a season, but the Pittsburgh Penguins are putting them out to pasture through the first two games of their first-round series.
A lackluster Game 1 gave way to another lackluster Game 2 loss for the Blue Jackets on Friday, and the frustration apparently got too much for Matt Calvert to handle. As the game ended, the Blue Jackets forward chased down Penguins forward Tom Kuhnhackl and delivered a pretty dirty play.
matt calvert breaks his stick on kuhnhackl after the game is over pic.twitter.com/p3XTdR9Isy
You have to imagine the NHL Department of Player Safety will take a look at this, since it was a truly dangerous play. Whether it was retaliation for an earlier play or not doesn’t matter. Calvert got two minutes for cross-checking, which seems light. Even our Blue Jackets blog is condemning it.
HE BROKE HIS STICK OVER A GUY'S NECK how is this a debate come on, CBJ fans, be rational twitter.com/jtkohlrieser/s…
The Blue Jackets return home on Sunday for Game 3, down 2-0 in the series. It’s highly doubtful Calvert joins them.
UPDATE: The Department of Player Safety gave Calvert a hearing and suspended him for one game.