I mean holy shit. There really is no other way to describe this play. It’s just an asshole play by Scheifele as Evans was clearly going to score here to put the game fully out of reach. Completely unnecessary and dangerous play that could cost Evans a lot of time. It will certainly cost Scheifele some time as he will for sure be getting a call from the league.
They made the right call on the ice as he was given a five minute major and a game misconduct. It’s a real shame because Scheifele isn’t a dirty player he was clearly just frustrated and the look on his face afterwards was the look of someone who knew they fucked up. We’ll have to wait and see what the league has to say about the hit but Winnipeg more than likely will be without one of their top players for some of this series.