Shea Weber draws the ire of NHL Player Safety for slashing Nikita Kucherov

NHL Player Safety in peak playoff form...


This just in, NHL Player Safety has fined Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber $5,000 for his slash on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov.

Check it out:

And here is the slash in question:

I've got to say... is there a slash there? Yes, definitely. Does Kucherov go down like he was hit by sniper fire? Yup. 

I don't like the slash, but I hate the dive even more. I would have been happy to see both players handed a fine for their respective actions in this sequence. As it is though, Weber will pay his pittance and he'll come ready to play in Game 2. I can't see a measly $5,000 fine making a difference in the way that Weber approaches the game.