Toronto Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly (#44) Cross-Checking Ottawa Senators Ridly Greig

Morgan Rielly Attacks Senators Rookie After Empty Net Goal

Published February 10, 2024 at 10:35 PM

Morgan Rielly took a massive shot at an Ottawa Senators rookie

Rielly Delievers Bruising Hit On Sens Forward After Empty Netter

Toronto Maple Leafs Defenseman Morgan Rielly delivered a violent hit on Ottawa Senators Forward Ridly Greig, appearing to take offense to Greig's empty net goal against the Leafs, although the exact reasoning is not currently known.

With just under 6 seconds left in the game, Greig winded up for a slapshot into a Leafs empty net, sealing a 5-3 Ottawa victory. Rielly, who was chasing behind Greig, attacked the forward along the boards, knocking Greig to the ground, with a scuffle ensuing afterwards. Rielly was given a game misconduct.

Greig, 21, is in his 2nd season with the Senators, still a rookie having only played 20 games last season. The empty net goal tonight was Greig's 8th of the season, his 19th point on the year.

Social media was divided on the matter, with some defending Rielly's actions against what was seen as a showboat goal, but with others criticizing the move for Rielly being excessive.

If Rielly will face any enforced punishment for the play isn't known, any potential suspension would be Rielly's first in his NHL career, likely avoiding a long-term ruling by the league.

Rielly currently has 7 goals and 43 points in 50 games this season for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
February 10   |   415 answers
Morgan Rielly Attacks Senators Rookie After Empty Net Goal

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