The Cats’ forward Matthew Tkachuk lands in trouble after the cross-check aimed at Garnet Hathway of the Boston Bruins amid their first-round Game 4. The year-old has been fined $5,000 (maximum permissible under the CBA) for the incident.
The incident took place as the opening period was inching to a close. The forward cross-checked the Bruins’ Hathway, who was left with severe discomfort and pain. The officials assessed Tkachuk and gave a two-minute penalty on the play. The Hatway cross-check didn’t end the tempered game and Tkachuk. He got into it with Bruins’ goaltender Linus Ulmark in the third period. Also Read: Justin Braun announces retirement from the National Hockey League
The incidents today aren’t Matthew’s first rodeo. A Highstick against LA Kings goalie Jonathan Quick handed Matthew Tkachuk a two-match suspension back in November. Throughout his illustrious seven-year career, he has been suspended four times and fined on two other occasions. Tkachuk’s behavior has been criticized by fans and critics alike. Many of the opinions strongly recommended giving him a suspension and the fine doesn’t cut it.
His behavior has been attributed to Scumbag behavior by Twitterati. Despite acknowledging him as a great player, NHL fans have called out Tkachuk for his dirty play. Florida Panthers eventually lost the game and handed Bruins a 3-1 lead.
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