Given the history of Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas, Devils forward Kyle Palmieri had a hard time passing off his first-period hit as an accident. Gudas left his feet and hit Palmieri high at 12:47 of the first period in the Devils' 4-3 win on Thursday at the Prudential Center, sending the Devils forward to the ice in a heap. Palmieri saw the hit on video in the locker room, and given the player who delivered the blow, he had a hard time calling it a coincidence. "After certain events and a certain history, you lose the benefit of the doubt of saying it was an accident," Palmieri said. "His history speaks for itself. I know it's a fast game, stuff happens out there, but like I said, you lose the benefit of the doubt after a couple incidents and reckless plays. It's not my decision to make, but it seems more than likely that he's run out of second chances."
Devils' Palmieri: Gudas has lost 'benefit of the doubt'
Newark Star-Ledger | Feb 2