It’s safe to say that Tanner Glass has effectively gotten under the skin of the Ottawa Senators. Things have been boiling all series long between the Senators and New York Rangers, so it was no surprise that the scrums continued into Game 5 on Saturday.
After a monstrous hit by Glass on Dion Phaneuf, Chris Neil snapped and rushed over to teach Glass a lesson. That lesson apparently had something to do with Neil trying to rip Glass’ head off and shove it through the goal netting.
Glass was assessed two minutes for interference while Neil earned two for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct.
Glass appeared to be pretty pleased that Neil’s overreaction nullified a power play.
Tanner Glass just laughing at Chris Neil for negating the penalty pic.twitter.com/EaFb86rBP4
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Glass, who is traditionally known for his physicality rather than his hockey skills, has already made noise in the playoffs this year due to his surprising contributions for the Rangers on offense. Glass was barely a factor in the regular season, chipping in two points in 11 games. Through five playoff games, Glass doubled his point production with one goal and three assists.
Despite the sudden offensive outburst, Glass is clearly still effective at doing what he does best – ticking off the opponent and luring them into making bad decisions.