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Friday, May 3, 2024

Today In NHL History - Domi Elbows Niedermayer

On May 3rd in 2001, Toronto Maple Leafs bruiser Tie Domi delivered a vicious elbow to the head of New Jersey Devils blueliner Scott Niedermayer rendering him unconscious. The cheapshot came with 7 seconds to play in Game 4 of the 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals with Toronto up 3-1.
Despite a tearful apology, Domi was suspended for rest of the playoffs and the first eight games of the next regular season. Toronto won the next game to take a 3-2 series lead, only to be eliminated by New Jersey in 7 games.

That's today in NHL history.

* See also Today In NHL History - Tie Domi Fights Fan.


MG said...

For proper sound in the second video of the post, featuring Don Cherry in the Coaches Corner, select '480p' (as opposed to '360p') on the right hand side of the bottom bar of the video viewer.