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Player Safety examines Contact Along the Boards

Tuesday, 04.16.2013 / 2:05 PM / News

NHL.com

The National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety on Tuesday unveiled its "Contact Along the Boards" video, the latest 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 of determining the issues involving contact along the boards which can merit the possibility of Supplemental Discipline. It provides several examples and explains the key components that must be present for a contact along the boards infractions to rise to the level of review by the Department of Player Safety.

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

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