Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Letang Clear

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Letang Clear

Article excerpt

The Rangers and the NHL have differing views on Kris Letang's Game 3 high stick on Viktor Stalberg.

Stalberg lost three teeth and underwent dental work Wednesday rather than participate in the Rangers' optional practice at Madison Square Garden. Letang, at 7:12 of the third period, swung his stick with two hands and hit Stalberg in the face.

No penalty was called and, after reviewing the play, the NHL Department of Player Safety chose not to have a supplemental discipline hearing for the Penguins defenseman.

"We might feel that it seems deliberate," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "The NHL doesn't see it that way and the referees on the ice at that time didn't see it that way so we've just got to deal with it and focus on the next game. …

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