Report: Hamilton, Ferland avoid supplemental discipline for Game 2 hits
Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton and forward Micheal Ferland will not be disciplined further for their respective checks on Washington Capitals forwards Evgeny Kuznetsov and Nic Dowd, according to The Athletic's Chris Kuc.
Ferland was assessed a controversial match penalty in the second period of Game 2 on Saturday for a hit deemed to be delivered to Dowd's head.
Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour was furious in the immediate aftermath of the call and later questioned it on the NBC broadcast. Ferland said postgame he believed it was a clean hit and didn't think he should be suspended.
Dowd left the game but later returned.
Hamilton received a two-minute minor for elbowing Kuznetsov in the head in the second stanza.
The Capitals forward was also able to finish the contest and set up Brooks Orpik's overtime winner.