Florida Panthers winger Jonathan Huberdeau might've been penalized on Thursday for slashing, but there's little doubt that Erik Karlsson was the real victim.
The Ottawa Senators captain got into a minor incident with Huberdeau midway through their game. Huberdeau lost the puck at center ice, and gave chase when Karlsson recovered it and tried to maneuver through the zone. After a few stick whacks failed to dislodge the puck, Huberdeau just gave up and gave Karlsson a "love tap," as the Panthers broadcast called it.
Can't really blame Erik Karlsson for responding that way. This isn't exactly spearing, but it's close enough to declare the groin-related infraction epidemic is alive and well in the NHL!