Zack Stortini caught Patric Hornqvist with his head down in the first period and nearly flipped the Nashville Predators’ leading goal scorer with a devastating hit. Stortini was called for charging while Hornqvist appeared to be ok, although shaken on the play.
Stortini was gliding into Hornqvist when he made impact, but he did take a running start. Whether or not the call was correct doesn’t really matter here. We’ll occasionally indulge on a guy getting leveled without having his brains wiped out.