On Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, the Toronto Maple Leafs absolutely crushed the Montreal Canadiens in a 6-0 shutout.
Although the Maple Leafs were able to improve to 7-5-0 on the season with a win on the road, Toronto wasn’t able to leave the Bell Centre without controversy surrounding forward Mikhail Grabovski.
The 29-year-old forward was accused of biting Max Pacioretty of the Canadiens during a scrum between the two teams in the third period with the Maple Leafs up, 5-0. The replay of the scrum and alleged biting of Pacioretty by Grabovski seems to indicate the Canadiens forward reacting to the bite, but there’s no clear indication of whether or not it took place and as a result the NHL has decided not to suspend Grabovski according to Jason Brough of Pro Hockey Talk:
Toronto forward Mikhail Grabovski will not be disciplined for Saturday’s alleged biting incident in Montreal.
The NHL announced today that it “could not determine conclusively” that Grabovski chomped Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty
Grabovski will be available for the Maple Leafs on Monday night when Toronto takes on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Air Canada Centre.
The Maple Leafs have been a solid team on the road this season with a record of 6-1, but awful at home with only one win in five games.