How is the LA player not suspended for boarding Petro?
Probably because he doesn't really deserve one. Personally, I don't believe that play was intentional in any way.
More questionable was why Petro remained on the ice after the hit, and why Backes was beaten to the rebound by 2 Kings players, including a D-man.
He remained on the ice for about 30 seconds and then was gone for the rest of the game. Intentional or not, players have been suspended for less.
Looks like Petro may be in tonight, skated this morning.
Not many boarding calls have resulted in suspensions, regardless of the outcome. Usually there has be clear intent, which in this case there was not.
Also, it looks like Stewart is back on the [expletive] list. I thought he picked it up over the last few games, but D'Ags is in tonight. Backes and Berglund are switching wingers, as well. We really need this one.
I'm OK with the Stewart/D'ags switch. If Stewart isn't providing offense, D'ags is the better defender and not a slouch on offense. Problem is that he hasn't played very well since coming back.
Don't really like the Berglund/Backes switch. I hate to mess up the Berglund line, as well as it has been playing. It was fantastic on Saturday night, despite the lack of scores.