Martin Hanzal has received a one-game suspension for his hit on Dustin Brown, as announced by Brendan Shanahan. As noted earlier, Shanahan opined via Twitter that the hits by Shane Doan (on Trevor Lewis) and Derek Morris (on Rob Scuderi) did not rise to the level of supplemental discipline. Asked today, before the announcement of Hanzal’s suspension, about the hits, Jarret Stoll seemed to be in general agreement…

STOLL: “The Doan one is kind of tough. It’s a hockey play. Lewie is face-up with him, and then he’s trying to protect the puck, and he ends up kind of turning a little bit. Putting yourself in Shane Doan’s position, it’s a tough position for him to be in. I don’t think he has a hearing, which, so be it. The other one, the Hanzal one, I think hopefully he gets two games, in my opinion. That’s hopefully that’s what he gets. Brownie’s (uniform) numbers were showing the whole time. Hopefully he knew Brownie was in a vulnerable position. If you’re going to finish your check, maybe you grab him and you ride him in and you close him that way on the boards. You don’t shove him into the boards, especially when he’s five, six feet from the boards. That’s a pretty dangerous play.’’

Mike Smith’s slash on Dustin Brown did not warrant any type of reaction from Shanahan. Asked about it today, about whether the incident was called correctly on the ice, Smith only said, “I don’t know. You can be the judge of that.’’

The hits and game-misconduct penalties from Game 2 will likely be a one-off. Don’t expect the same type of stuff in Game 3, although as Dustin Penner pointed out, the playoffs are unpredictable.

PENNER: “In the playoffs, you have to come to expect the unexpected. We knew that was a possibility in the last game. We can’t change the way we play. We just go out and control what we can control.’’

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