Nichol Hurt UsApril 21, 2007
Okay…I just saw the replay of the spearing penalty called against Nichol last night (it was hard for me to see it at the other end of the ice last night) and I have to say Nichol cost us the game. He lost his cool. We had a 2-1 lead at that point, sustained pressure in their end and a delayed penalty being called against the Sharks. Nichol gets knocked down…he is mad and then he goes postal and nails him below the belt. Sharks score on the ensuing power play and the rest as they say is history.
Nicol said he ‘barely touched him’ but I just saw the replay and it looked like allot more than that. That was a classless action.
On the flip side: The photo above shows Nichol getting decked by Rivet on a play that was not called. The Refs did call Rivet for a two minute minor for roughing but maybe this is why Scotty was a little on edge…frustrated all night. It is still no excuse.