Jackets get a big two points on the road…Huselius with a big night…Mason getting his groove back. But the main talking point from this game is going to be the ugliness that unfolded in the second period. Might as well go to the video:
James Neal with an elbow to the head of Derek Dorsett, whose back was turned. It was really pretty scary to see Dorsett try to get up and then just go down like a sack of potatoes, out cold. He was up on his feet later, which was a good thing. Hopefully he ends up not too seriously hurt.
Neal received a game misconduct, and the Jackets made the Stars pay, scoring twice on the five minute PP. But there’s got to be some supplementary discipline for Neal here. Even those people who don’t want the league to outlaw shoulder checks to the head couldn’t see driving a guy’s head into the glass from behind with an elbow. No excuse for it. Just a dirty play, and hopefully a suspension will result.