Check out the NHL suspension video of Cowen, a Sens defenseman, blasting Jokinen, a Panthers forward, from Saturday's 4-1 Ottawa win over the Florida Panthers:
From the Ottawa Sun on the play:
While Cowen was given a two-minute minor for interference when the incident occurred in the second period of the club's 4-1 victory over the Panthers at the Canadian Tire Centre, he's in a tough spot to defend himself because he caught Jokinen late and there's a belief he made contact with the head.
Also, in Dec. 2013, he was suspended two games for a hit on Buffalo's Zemgus Girgensons, which played a role.
From the NHL's video:
"Cowen drives up and into Jokinen delivering a shoulder hit that significantly impacts Jokinen's face."
We very much echo those sentiments. Though Jokinen stayed in the game, and Cowen got two minutes, it was just a brutal play. Jokinen didn't have the puck, Cowen extended his arm -- it just didn't look good at all.
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