In the third period of Tuesday’s game versus the Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw lined Greg Pateryn up for a hit, but his head made contact with Pateryn’s helmet as the two were headed in opposite directions.
Oh man that's not good.— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 14, 2018
Andrew Shaw throws a major hit on Greg Pateryn, but collides head on head too. pic.twitter.com/nFD1lYZsyD
After the play, Pateryn attempts to get some retribution, hitting Shaw in the head despite it looking as though Shaw was knocked out by the initial contact.
Alternate angle is not any better. pic.twitter.com/c0KBSnZWqN— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) March 14, 2018
Shaw had to be helped to the bench, essentially carried to the dressing room as he clearly wasn’t able to walk under his own power.
After the game, Pateryn was asked out the incident and had this to say:
#DallasStars Pateryn on #Habs Shaw incident: “I thought he took a run at me... it seemed like his head hit mine and there’s a reasons why a guy like that gets 4-5 concussions a year and I think his play speaks for (himself).” 1/2— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) March 14, 2018
2/2 more #DallasStars Pateryn on #Habs Shaw: “He was knocked out as soon as he hit me; he knocked himself out when he hit me. I didn’t realize he was knocked out until he was on the ice and his eyes were in the back of his head. You play like that, that’s what happens sometimes.”— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNMtl) March 14, 2018
Having been told about Pateryn’s comments on Shaw, Claude Julien offered his opinion:
Julien on Pateryn comments: "Comments like that don't deserve a response. They speak for themselves."— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) March 14, 2018