Milan Lucic was tossed in the second period for hitting Zac Rinaldo from behind. Lucic didn’t think he hit Rinaldo squarely in the back.
“I felt like I made every effort to take him out laterally,” Lucic said. “I looked at the video and slow-mo’ed it and looked at the point of contact. There was no numbers. It was all shoulders. You could see his body rotating because I took him from the right side.”
Lucic could be subject to supplemental discipline because of the hit.
“If I directly hit him from behind, hit him in the numbers, and buried him, I’d be the first one to say I should get a call and expect some repercussions,” Lucic said.