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Canucks' Edler faces hearing for charge vs. Coyotes

Friday, 03.22.2013 / 7:53 AM / News

NHL.com

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler faces a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Friday evening.

The following grounds for potential supplemental discipline are being considered: Charging/Goalie Interference. The incident occurred at the 18:17 mark of the second period during a game Thursday night against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena.

Edler was assessed a five-minute major for charging after running into Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith behind the Coyotes net.

Vancouver won the game, 2-1.

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 series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round