Marc Savard was knocked out today’s game after a vicious cheapshot to the head from Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke. Savard remained on the ice for several minutes before being carted off the ice on a stretcher. There was no response from any of the players.
Absolutely a major penalty should have been given but the referrees didn’t call anything. Savard most likely will miss a good amount of time after suffering a concussion and losing consciousness. However, a sign that is encouraging is that Savard did not need to be taken to local hospital.