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Senators vs. Maple Leafs: Nazem Kadri's controversial hit on Cody Ceci leads to goal

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Should Kadri have been called for boarding?

Claus Andersen

Ottawa Senators fans are up in arms about a dangerous hit from Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri that not only went uncalled, but directly led to a goal.

The play in question occurred late in the second period. As Senators defenseman Cody Ceci played the puck behind the net off a feed from Jared Cowen, Nazem Kadri lined him up and hammered him from behind. Kadri then backhanded the puck out front to Joffrey Lupul, who tied the game with a goal.

Of course, the Senators immediately expressed their displeasure by roughing up Kadri.

The Senators wanted a boarding call, but none came. Whether you think it was a dirty play or legal check probably depends on which Ontario hockey team you cheer for.

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