Jesse Winchester threw a vicious hit to the chin of Chris Kelly early in the first period of Thursday nights game in Boston. No penalty was called, however Winchester will most likely get a call from the director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan. Kelly appears to be fine, as he returned to the ice late in the first period.
Lets take a look, shall we? First of all, Winchester extends his elbow with the intent to make contact with Kelly’s head. Second of all, Winchester leaves his feet prior to making contact with Kelly’s chin. This hit is worthy of a suspension, and the fact that no penalty was called by the referees is ridiculous.