Update: Rask says he slashed Versteeg by accident
Tuukka Rask was having a solid first period in Chicago Sunday afternoon, but it all fell apart in the span of six seconds.
Rask was assessed a minor penalty for playing the puck in the restricted area at 19:52.
Jonathan Toews got the Blackhawks on the board on the ensuing power play.
Following the goal, Rask attempted to slash the post in frustration, but caught enough of Kris Versteeg to pick up a slashing penalty.
Update: Rask made it clear he wasn’t intending to catch Versteeg, yet he didn’t totally apologize, either:
Rask on getting Versteeg: "It's pretty obvious I tried to slash the post. That's what I thought I did. Stay out of the crease."— Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) February 22, 2015
There you go.