The Flames’ woes on the road continued last night with a loss versus the Capitals, and further bad news might be just around the corner. Rene Bourque has a hearing with the Sheriff today, following a hit on Nick Backstrom late in last night’s loss.
With a hat tip to Kukla’s Korner, here’s video of the infraction:
That’s not good. Bourque, at least to my eyes, appeared to target Backstrom’s noggin with his elbow, and given his recent run-in with the law after the Seabrook hit, there’s a chance he might get an extended vacation. That’s the type of predatory play that the league has been attempting to eliminate, so with Bourque’s past status factored in, another suspension seems like it could be in the cards. Thoughts?
Edit: 5 games for Bourque. Here’s the video explanation.