Maybe the NHL will soon get around to addressing the rampant embellishment issue that continues to plague these Stanley Cup playoffs, but right now, there are more pressing problems that need immediate attention.
According to a report from TMZ, Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly squirting a heckler in the face during Monday’s Game 4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. This makes Chara/Pacioretty/911 in Montreal pale in comparison.
The LAPD has informed CBS Chicago that they are not investigating the incident.
The TMZ report states that 27-year-old Kings fan Clark Wong filed a battery report earlier this week, claiming that the water bottle that Crawford used was filled with backwash along with water, and has caused serious irritation to his eyes.
“League sources tell TMZ Sports ... Wong was ejected from the game 3 to 5 minutes after the spraying incident for "taunting the players" and it was while he was being escorted out of the arena that he began to rub his eyes, complaining about the pain.”
This is the latest incident of water spraying, following in the footsteps of Shawn Thornton’s squirt at P.K. Subban and Henrik Lundqvist’s soaking of Sidney Crosby. Please, NHL, do something before somebody gets wet.
The Kings can wrap up their series against the Blackhawks Wednesday night in Chicago.