NHL Penalizes Predators Forward for Hit on Canucks Goalie

Nashville Predators forward Michael McCarron, known for his physical play, received a penalty for running over Vancouver Canucks goalie Casey DeSmith in a game, an action consistent with his history of aggressive behavior on the ice.

Michael McCarron, the Nashville Predators forward, did his usual thing. But, oh boy, this time it’s gonna cost him.

McCarron’s a giant on the ice. Standing at 6-foot-6 and tipping the scales at over 230 pounds, he’s not exactly easy to miss. Across nine seasons and 228 regular-season games, he’s racked up 23 goals, 48 points, and a whopping 320 penalty minutes.

You see, according to hockeyfights.com, McCarron’s no stranger to dropping the gloves. The guy’s style of play? Pretty clear. Yet, there’s one rule that’s sacred – you don’t hit the opposing goalie when he’s out of his crease.

But, guess what? That’s exactly what McCarron did last Friday night. During the Predators’ 1-2 Game 3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, he bulldozed Canucks goalie Casey DeSmith. And it happened right behind the net in the first period.

For his trouble? A two-minute penalty for goalie interference. Yep, that’s Michael McCarron for you.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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