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Canadiens' P.K. Subban falls victim to Komarov cheap shot

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov gave a rude welcome to Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban early in the season opener on Wednesday.

Season opener gets off to rough start between Toronto, Montreal

Montreal's P.K. Subban was sent in to the boards early on Wednesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Rick Madonik/Getty Images)

Canada's two Original Six franchises usually keep things interesting when they meet, and Wednesday's season opener between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadiens was no exception. 

Just over five minutes in to the first period at the Air Canada Centre, Montreal defenceman P.K. Subban was sent into the boards by Maple Leafs centre Leo Komarov with a late hit. 


Komarov received a two-minute minor for the play, but many sports fans (in and out of the hockey world) felt the play was exceedingly dangerous.


Subban got up slowly after the hit, but remained in the game. Montreal reacted quickly and accordingly, with Devante Smith-Pelly receiving a roughing penalty. 


Subban didn't seem fazed, earning an assist on each of Montreal's three goals en route to a 3-1 opening night victory over Toronto. 

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