Controversy as Kovalchuk extends goal streak
What do you think? Illegal stick?
Officials huddled following Savard’s goal to discuss an allegation that Kovalchuk was using an illegal stick.
“Kovalchuk knew it was illegal. He always plays with an illegal stick,” Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. “I watch him on TV.”
Trotz and his players said they were unable to get the officials to check the stick before Kovalchuk made a switch.
“I saw him throw it to his trainer behind the bench,” Sullivan said. “He took it down the hallway.”
Kovalchuk denied the charges.
“They tried to look at my stick, but it was the legal one,” he said. “Yes, I’m sure it was legal.”