By JOHN FOSTER-BROWN Published November 07, 2018 12:29:09The Vancouver Canucks lost their final game in Vancouver in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night.
The game was stopped at 2:09 of the third period.
But when referee Chris Crawford signaled for a review after the Flyers shot from the blue line, Vancouver defenseman Jakub Voracek was assessed a minor penalty for tripping and fell on his face.
That put Voraceks on his backside.
He remained on the ice until he was taken off the ice on a stretcher by a trainer.
Crawford called a timeout before the final horn sounded to give Voracez a 10-minute misconduct.
Voracek will be assessed a game misconduct for tripling and falling on his own face, and could be suspended for up to two games.
“I can’t explain how I feel right now,” Voraceck said.
“It’s one of those emotions you can’t really explain.”
Voraccek’s father, Pavel, said he will be contacting the NHL, and said his son should be given the benefit of the doubt.
“We were pretty close,” Pavel Voraceke said.
“(We’re) going to talk to him.
We’re going to try to get him out of this.
He didn’t do anything.”
The NHL’s official Twitter account tweeted that Voracec’s mask was down and the referees’ report indicated that Voracceks head was down.