The verdict is in for winger Josh Anderson and it’s not a good one for him or the Habs as the NHL announced that he has been suspended for two games for his boarding penalty on Saturday night.
The incident occurred partway through the third period when he hit Vegas defenceman Alex Pietrangelo from behind, earning himself a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Interestingly, the Habs wound up with a rare four-on-three power play after that with Pietrangelo and Alec Martinez receiving roughing minors on the play. That helped Nick Suzuki extend his scoring streak to four games to cut the deficit to two but that’s as close as Montreal could get.
This is the first career suspension for Anderson who will forfeit nearly $60,000 in salary as well. He’ll miss the upcoming games against Detroit and Vancouver which will pave the way for one of Rem Pitlick or Michael Pezzetta to return to the lineup.