Senators' Dave Cameron calls for suspension after Subban slash, hints at retaliation
Ottawa Senators head coach Dave Cameron called on the NHL to issue supplemental discipline to Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban or face the possibility of retribution.
Cameron implied there could be retaliation for the slash that injured forward Mark Stone and earned Subban both a five-minute major and game misconduct in Wednesday's 4-3 win by Montreal in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
"I think it's an easy solution," Cameron told reporters. "You either suspend him or one of their best players gets slashed and just give us five."
Stone stopped short of saying Subban deserved a suspension, but said there appeared to be intent.
"That's up to the league," the forward told reporters. "Obviously it was a pretty big hack. Looked like he wanted to hurt me."
Stone left the game after the incident, for which Subban was ejected and given a five-minute major. Stone returned and left again before the night was done.
The Senators forward said it wasn't the first time in the game that Subban lined him up.
"He tried targeting me a few times after faceoffs in the first period. He knew what he was doing."
Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said Subban deserved a minor penalty but not a major.
Senators forward Clarke MacArthur wasn't happy with the incident when asked about it after the game.
"That was a lumberjack slash," he said.
Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad scored on the ensuing man advantage, but Lars Eller replied while shorthanded for the Canadiens.
Subban was not made available for comment.
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