Ferland thinks hit on Dowd was clean, doesn't warrant suspension
In Micheal Ferland's opinion, he did nothing wrong Saturday.
"I thought it was a clean hit and I don't agree with the call," Ferland told reporters postgame, according to the Raleigh News and Observer's Chip Alexander. "I don't think I deserve to be suspended. I take pride in my game (and) in being a clean hitter. I never want to hurt anybody."
Ferland was ejected early in the second period.
Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour insisted later on the broadcast that the hit wasn't to Dowd's head.
Carolina rallied to tie the game without Ferland but Washington prevailed in overtime on Brooks Orpik's winner.
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