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NHL Safety verdict given for Matthew Tkachuk's actions against Connor McDavid


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River Hawk
June 16, 2024  (9:30 PM)
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Matthew Tkachuk catching Connor McDavid in a headlock
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After catching Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid in a chokehold during last night's Game 4, NHL Saftery has officially released the verdict on whether or not Florida Panthers' own Matthew Tkachuk would be suspended.

The Stanley Cup Finals seemed like a foregone conclusion after the Edmonton Oilers went down against the Florida Panthers 3-0 in the series, requiring countless miracles to pull off a reverse sweep. Yet, last night, the team got off to an incredible start in this nearly impossible feat by destroying the American team in a record-breaking 8-1 blowout.
"Oilers 8-1 win sets the record for the largest margin of victory by a NHL team facing elimination in the Stanley Cup Final.

Previous record: Maple Leafs 9-3 win over the Red Wings in Game 5 of the 1942 Stanley Cup Final.

What happened that year???"

However, the game did not go down for the Oilers without a fight. After the Florida Panthers were caught down in the second period 5-1, Matthew Tkachuk went after Connor McDavid, putting the unprotected player in a headlock before wailing on him.
"Matthew Tkachuk gets Connor McDavid in a headlock and throws three sneaky uppercuts on him. That's why he's not liked much by #Oilers fans. Different uniform, same antics ... #Panthers #StanleyCupFinal"

Despite the egregious attempt to harm the star player, the NHL Department of Player Safety ran out of time to deliver Tkachuk supplementary discipline. The Rat King is, therefore, expected to be on the ice for Game 5 in Florida.
"Now that 5 pm EST has passed, it is official that Matthew Tkachuk will NOT be receiving any supplementary discipline for jumping a defenseless Connor McDavid"

The Panthers and Oilers will matchup for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals Tuesday night with Florida leading from their home ice 3-1. Though Player Safety did not deliver additional consequences to Tkachuk, there is no saying what Edmonton will do to them. If it goes anything like Game 4, the Canadian team will undoubtedly do whatever they can to make it hurt.
Source: Daily Hockey Dose
NHL Safety announces verdict following Matthew Tkachuk controversy
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