Going largely unnoticed in last night’s game 4, more specifically unnoticed by the officials, was Brayden’s Scheen intentional attempt to injure Evgeny Kuznetsov, by taking direct aim at the side of Kuznetsov’s knees.
At real-time speed it is easy to see how the officials might have missed the incident, however, when the video is played in slow motion there is no mistake as to Schenn’s intent.
This hit by Schenn to the side of Kuznetsov’s knee looks even worse in slow motion. pic.twitter.com/xy1AjztgRV
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) April 21, 2016
Schenn has had a tough series so far, handing out hits and being hit, and even getting dumped by Alex Ovechkin into his own bench in game 2 at Verizon Center.
Schenn led the Flyers in hits for in game 1, some of them questionable in nature. It is clear that last night’s cheap shot on Kuznetsov was a flagrant and egregious attempt to injure Kuznetsov, by hitting low and on the side of the knees – the most vulnerable location on the knee. A majority of serious knee injuries in sports occur from similar blows to the side of the knee. It’s pretty clear as to Schenn’s intention, as despicable and cowardly as it may be.
By Jon Sorensen