New Jersey Devils Furious Over Jarret Stoll Hit On Stephen Gionta

These two hits happened on the same shift. First, Jarret Stoll hit Stephen Gionta from behind near center ice. Gionta complained to the refs after the hit but play continued. No penalty was called against Stoll.

Giontahit_medium

Seconds later, when the puck found its way down below the Kings goal line, Steve Bernier delivered a crushing blow to the back of Rob Scuderi.

Bernier_medium

Scuderi stayed down for a bit after his face collided with the glass. He was bleeding, and he's yet to play a shift since the hit. Bernier was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the infraction. The difference in the penalty for each hit didn't make Devils coach Peter DeBoer happy ....

Umad_medium

... and it's certainly been the difference in the game. The Kings scored three goals on the ensuing five-minute power play and that could wrap up the Stanley Cup for them. Who knows. We'll see as this game continues.

Looking at the two hits, it doesn't seem like DeBoer really has much of a case. The five-minute boarding major was more than justified for the Bernier hit, and in comparison, the Stoll hit is essentially nothing. Of course, had a minor penalty been called against Stoll, the Bernier hit never would have happened, but the fact of the matter is that Bernier still delivered an awful, awful hit here and there's only one person to blame for that.

Stick with our StoryStream for complete Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 coverage. For more on the New Jersey Devils, check out Devils blog In Lou We Trust. For more on theLos Angeles Kings, check out Jewels From The Crown andSB Nation Los Angeles.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.