OTTAWA (AP) -Dean McAmmond was left woozy and Ottawa left wondering why no penalty was called after a blow to the head by Chris Pronger sent the Senators' forward out of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final.
McAmmond left Ottawa's 5-3 win over Anaheim on Saturday night early in the third period, after Pronger knocked him to the ice with his forearm.
"I can't for the life of me understand how it was missed by four officials," said Senators coach Bryan Murray. "Dean was knocked out. I don't want to say anything because I don't want to complain. ... I think it was an obvious call."
Pronger knocked McAmmond down after the Ottawa forward drove the zone for a shot on net.
"I was just stepping up and finishing my check and I don't really know what happened after that," Pronger said.
McAmmond hit the back of his head on the ice and slid into the right corner.
He was attended by Ottawa's team doctor before he was helped off the ice by linemates Oleg Saprykin and Christoph Schubert. A trainer helped him to the dressing room.
"He didn't say anything," Schubert said.
Murray was uncertain of McAmmond's status for Game 4 on Monday. Anaheim leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.
"He could be a question mark," Murray said. "I won't know that really until I get a chance to talk to him and the doctors."
Pronger was suspended for Game 4 of the Western Conference final after he elbowed Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom in the head in the Red Wings' 5-0 win on May 15, the Ducks' last loss prior to Saturday night.
Senators center Jason Spezza saw a replay of the McAmmond hit on a video monitor between the two benches.
"I think it should be reviewed any time a guy gets an elbow on a guy's head," Spezza said. "I'd have to look at it again but I'm sure they'll review it. From what we hear from the guys in the room, they said it was pretty dirty."
Pronger, who had already been booed whenever he touched the puck earlier in the game, inadvertedly gave the Senators a 4-3 lead late in the second when he accidentally put McAmmond's centering pass into his own net.
Anton Volchenkov added Ottawa's fifth goal in the third.
"I think we regrouped and bounced back and won the game for him," said Chris Neil, who scored the Senators' first goal late in the first to draw Ottawa even for the first of three comebacks in the game. "We had to go out and play hard for Dino and we did that."