The Detroit Red Wings will be without their top defenseman Niklas Kronwall for Game 7 on Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kronwall was suspended for 1 game for “Charging” after he laid one of his patented “Kronwalled” hits on Tampa F Nikita Kucherov. As hard as it is to admit, the suspension was justified. What’s a little more difficult to admit, is that the NHL is treating this case just like any other questionable hit in the playoffs.
RED WINGS vs. PANTHERS 30 SOG 26 14 HITS 18 2/3 POWER PLAY 0/3 30 FACE-OFF WINS 36 9 BLOCKED SHOTS 5 5 TAKEAWAYS 6 1st Period An octopus hit the ice before play got underway. It took some time for both teams to feel each other out and get into a steady game flow. … Read more