Colin McDonald Suspended Two Games

Kevin Schultz

Colin McDonald was suspended two games today by the NHL for his hit last night on Pittsburgh’s Ben Lovejoy. The NHL’s explanation for the suspension is here.

McDonald’s hit deserved the major, game misconduct and suspension it got. He went full speed into Lovejoy, who was in a prone position. Now, if someone could explain to me why this hit wasn’t even a minor penalty, we’ll have everything cleared up.