As the closing horn in Nashville sounded to end the Predators' 3-2 Game 1 win over the Red Wings, Shea Weber was busy giving Brendan Shanahan a test case to see how he's going to rule things in the postseason.
With the faceoff in the Predators' zone, the draw was won cleanly by Nashville and put in behind the net. The clock was going to end that was that. Except Weber decided he wasn't done and went WWE on Henrik Zetterberg, grabbing his head and pushing it into the boards like a wrestler into a turnbuckle.
Have a look.
What. Was. He. Thinking?! Obviously you don't need me to tell you that's not allowed.
"He hit me from behind. So we'll see. I don't know," Weber said after the game. "It's the playoffs."
If -- and I think that's a big if because it's the playoffs -- that's a suspension, it's going to sting Nashville bad. Losing their best player for something that reckless at the end of the game?
No doubt in my mind that is worthy of further discipline, particularly since Weber didn't have to serve any punishment in the game at all. I'm just curious to see if Shanahan is going to go through with it, but, honestly, how can he not?
Just in case you didn't think this series was intriguing enough, just wait and see what happens after this.