Finland’s Anssi Salmela ejected after ugly boarding of USA’s Alex Goligoski (VIDEO)
Two days after they needed overtime to get past Kazakhstan, Team USA rolled over Finland today with a 5-0 victory and earn a spot in the quarterfinals. They'll finish the round robin portion of the IIHF World Championships on Tuesday against Switzerland.
Fortunately for the Americans Alex Goligoski appeared to make it through this nasty boarding call by Anssi Salmela early in the third period unscathed:
You know it's a vicious hit when both announcers respond with "Oh my goodness!" at the same time.
Goligoski did not miss any time in the third period, despite the ugliness of the hit.
Salmela was given a five minute major and game misconduct. The IIHF will surely review the hit and it's just a matter of how many games he'll miss for the Finns at this point.
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