star didn't deflect when probed about the massive lick he took from in Monday's loss to the .
"I feel fine," Gaudreau. "It's part of hockey – you're going to get hit sometimes."
Gaudreau’s coach, however, didn’t see it quite the same way.
“I thought it was contact to the head,” Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said, according to. “I thought for sure we were going on the power play.”
Gaudreau was blasted in the second period when he was caught watching a pass he tipped toward an open man as the Flames worked the puck out of their zone on the power play. Komarov had followed the puck along the boards with speed, and carried his momentum straight through the body of the defenseless Calgary sniper.
With the shorter Gaudreau in a crouch position, head contact, in this case, was inevitable. Komarov kept his hands down and his feet planted though the contact.
“It looked a little bit worse than it was,” Komarov said. “I mean, he’s a bit of a smaller guy. I think it was a good hit.”
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