Cammalleri … erred terribly when he drilled Blackhawks forward Martin Havlat in the head after a faceoff; Cammalleri almost certainly will (and definitely should) be suspended for the same swinging motion to the head that got Philadelphia’s Daniel Carcillo banned for Game 2 of the Flyers’ series against Pittsburgh.
Cammalleri was playing his first NHL playoff game and it showed. And because he allowed himself to mentally unravel in front of Havlat, Cammalleri now will probably handicap his team with his absence from the lineup in Game 2.
Meanwhile, Havlat, who had waves of Flames hurling themselves at him all game long, quickly shook off Cammalleri’s egregious punch and exacted his revenge – you know, “sent a message” – the right way: not by swatting back, but by scoring the game-tying goal late in the third period, then adding the overtime winner just 12 seconds into the fourth frame.
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