If you were thinking there would be supplemental discipline from the NHL's Department of Player Safety to follow, think again. According to NBC Sports Boston's Joe Haggerty, no such suspension or even fine will be coming.
It's not surprising given the precedent that has been set so far in these play-in and round-robin games, as the league seems to be letting more borderline or even straight-up dirty hits slide with little to no repercussions.
The argument against disciplining Goodrow would presumably center around a combination of Bjork being down on one knee, his head moving as he took the shot, and Goodrow already being committed to the hit before that movement.
Hogwash. Goodrow had Bjork lined up from his blindside for several strides. It was going to be a questionable, potentially dangerous hit even if Bjork remained upright. And once Bjork did drop down to a knee, Goodrow made no attempt to avoid his head and appeared to even lean into it.
More concerning than this one specific decision from the league, though, is the bigger picture of the league's discipline trending in the wrong direction and opening the door for more dangerous hits.
Let's quickly review.
But taken together, that's a lot of dangerous hits with very little punishment. It feels like it's going to take a serious injury for the league to start to crack down, which would be a very unfortunate and seemingly avoidable end result.