Canadiens vs. Senators: NHL will not administer discipline for Game 3 events

Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photo

The NHL has decided not to administer any discipline for the events that occurred in the third period of Game 3 between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.

The NHL will not administer any supplemental discipline for the fight-filled conclusion to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators, according to Elliotte Friedman of CBC.

In total, 12 fighting majors, five game misconducts, five roughing, two misconducts and an instigator penalty were called in the final 13 minutes of the contest. This included a line brawl following the Senators' taking a 4-1 lead.

However, the most egregious of offenses occurred when Canadiens' forward Rene Bourque blatantly elbowed Senators' forward Cory Conacher in the head.

If Friedman is accurate, the league has decided to look the other way.

While the scope of potential discipline situations is quite extensive given the circumstances of Game 3, Bourque's elbow seems like a textbook example of a suspendable offense. Why the league and/or Department of Player Safety finds it acceptable to overlook such an infraction is perplexing to say the least.

The Canadiens-Senators series has been a brutal affair since the opening game. Animosity and physicality have been a trademark of the series.

The two teams will resume play in Ottawa on Tuesday night.

More in the NHL:

Complete Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage

Bet on these hot playoff teams

Our playoff predictions

The best of our hockey network

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

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.