Controversial Hit Sends Leafs Star Head First Into The Boards

Published October 20, 2023 at 11:54
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
In a second-period clash between the Leafs and the Panthers, William Nylander faced a harrowing situation, a consequence of an intense encounter with a Panthers defenseman.

During the Leafs' matchup with the Panthers, defenseman Dmitry Kulikov initiated a contentious hit on William Nylander, prompting widespread debate over whether a penalty should have been called.


Kulikov's hit on Nylander sparks debate




Despite the potential risks, no penalty was assessed

Surprisingly, the officials opted not to penalize Kulikov for this incident, a decision that has since come under scrutiny. Upon closer inspection, it becomes evident that the hit carried significant risks, with the potential to cause substantial harm to Nylander.

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