With just over five minutes to go in the third hour, Carolinas Warren Foegele gave TJ Oshie a shot straight to the numbers and sent the Washington player into the boards as he chased the puck. Oshie spent a long time in pain on the ice, but could rely on his own strength. The replay showed that Oshie's injury was caused by a fall after being shoved, and it also showed that the officer closest to the incident did not lift his arm until he saw Oshie on the ice.
Given the fact that the shock looked damned deliberately, and it was the direct cause of an injury, it definitely looked as if the Carolina player was hit with a five-minute major penalty. Instead, the officers jointly decided that there was not enough intention to hurt Oshie at Foegeles hit, and judged only a two-minute small penalty for boarding. With just two minutes to kill and one of Washington's best offensive threats, the Hurricanes could hold their 2-1 lead to win Game 4 at home. Unsurprisingly, Todd Todd Reirden's coach Todd Todd Reirden was the result of the call of the officials on Foegeles hit. After the game, he announced that Oshie "will not play soon."
It is bad that the NHL is likely to respond to this type of backbone by striking the wrist, and one of the best players in this series is out for the foreseeable future , But hey, at least the umpires did not allow an overzealous whistle to disturb the flow of the game. That would have been a real travesty.