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Player Safety video examines accidental collisions

Tuesday, 03.12.2013 / 1:07 PM / News

NHL.com

The National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety on Tuesday unveiled its "Accidental Collisions" video, the sixth in a series of educational videos designed to help players and fans better understand how specific infractions are viewed and evaluated, what is legal and what merits the assessment of Supplemental Discipline.

This latest video takes viewers through the dynamics involving various on-ice collisions and why many are determined to have occurred accidentally.

During the course of the season, the department will produce videos focusing upon other types of incidents and infractions, as well.

The Department of Player safety has already released five other instructional videos:

'Evolution of a Suspension' which detailed the multi-step process that the department undergoes any time an incident might require the imposition of supplemental discipline can be viewed here.

'Goaltender Interference,' which detailed how the department reviews goalie interference incidents, can be viewed here.

'Tripping/Slew-Footing,' which detailed how the department reviews tripping and slew-footing infractions, can be seen here.

'Kneeing,' which detailed how the department reviews kneeing infractions, can be seen here.

'Clipping/hip checking,' which detailed how the department reviews clipping/hip-checking infractions, can be seen here.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round