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Suspend him or not: Flames' Brandon Bollig boards Blues' Barret Jackman

The NHL's playoff race is heating up, but there's been a steady stream of hits-from-behind all season – and Thursday, Flames winger Brandon Bollig added to the list of questionable hits when he boarded Blues defenseman Barret Jackman from behind. Check out the video and decide whether you think Bollig deserves supplemental discipline.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

The NHL's playoff race is heating up, but the stream of questionable hits from behind is as steady as every – and Thursday night, Caglary left winger Brandon Bollig added another to the list when he boarded Barret Jackman as the Blues defenseman had his back to him.

There were approximately two minutes left in the first period in St. Louis when Bollig took a run at Jackman, who was protecting the puck along the boards. Pay close attention to Bollig leaving his feet and pushing up into Jackman, driving his head into the boards:

(video from SportsnetCanada)

Jackman was cut above the right eye on the play, but returned quickly and logged 17:34 of ice time in the Blues' 4-1 win over the Flames. But that shouldn't make a difference. That's the type of act the NHL has to eliminate, and the only effective way to do that is to suspend players who are reckless. Bollig qualifies as such on this play.


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