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