Watch Milan Lucic get major penalty, ejection for running over Oilers goalie

Calgary forward Milan Lucic did not get to finish Game 3 of the second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series between the Flames and Oilers because he ran over Edmonton goaltender Mike Smith and was ejected as a result.

The play happened in the third period when Smith went behind the net to play a puck and Lucic was skating toward him. Lucic was unable to stop in time and ran over Smith, hitting him hard near the boards.

Check out the incident in the video below:

Milan Lucic was given a five minute major along with a game misconduct for this incident.

Mike Smith left the game for concussion protocol but quickly returned in the third period. pic.twitter.com/6Ym9mVemy8

— ESPN (@espn) May 23, 2022

Lucic was assessed a five-minute major penalty for charging and a game misconduct. Smith left the game but eventually returned as the Oilers won 4-1 to take a 2-1 series lead.

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Of course, this isn’t the first time Lucic has run over an opposing netminder. Lucic ran over former Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller in 2011 as a member of the Boston Bruins. Miller was pretty upset after the game.

Lucic was not suspended for his hit on Miller. Will he escape a suspension again for this incident with Smith? We’ll find out pretty soon. Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday night in Edmonton.

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