Video and Notes On The Cross Check And Injury To Joe Pavelski
San Jose Sharks forward leaves after taking a cross check. A major was called on the play even though it shouldn't have.
Cross check major helps sink Golden Knights

Jesse Granger: Series supervisor Don van Massenhoven on Cody Eakin’s major penalty:

“The referees called a crosschecking penalty for an infraction that caused a significant injury. In their judgment, the infraction and its result merited a major penalty.”

Elliotte Friedman: “Well, if this doesn’t lead to video review for major penalties — nothing will.”

Kevin Kurz: Joe Thornton when asked if he saw Pavelski after the game: “I saw him, and he looks good. He looks good. I’m happy.”

Shen Peng: Both Kevin Labanc and Tomas Hertl said that Pavelski is okay and that he should be back soon.

Kevin Kurz: Hertl: “I believe (Pavelski will) be back and help us again in the next round. He took it for the boys. Sometimes it’s brutal. Actually twice. First game he had the face and now this. He’s really tough and he’ll come back for sure.”