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Sens call for Subban suspension after ‘lumberjack slash’


James OBrien

Clarke MacArthur doesn’t just believe that P.K. Subban deserved a game misconduct for his slash from Game 1. The Ottawa Senators rookie believes that the Montreal Canadiens defenseman should also be suspended for what MacArthur deems “a lumberjack slash.”

(Apparently Stone also referred to it as a “tomahawk” slash, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston.)

Going further, Stone believes that he was targeted at times by Subban, and not just on the slash.

For whatever it’s worth, that was the only penalty assessed on Montreal toward Stone during the Habs’ 4-3 win. It’s unclear if Stone will be able to play in Game 2 at the moment.

Whether targeting is for real or not, it’s hard to shake the feeling that Senators head coach Dave Cameron is calling for someone’s head when he discusses one of the Canadiens’ best players getting slashed if Subban doesn’t sit a game.

You know how some series take a long time to develop anger and really heat up? This one took a period-and-a-half, at most.