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WATCH: Chris Tierney speared in crotch by Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl

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			WATCH: Chris Tierney speared in crotch by Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl

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Oilers center Leon Draisaitl seemingly showed his frustration Tuesday with the Sharks up 5-0 in the second period.

Draisaitl shoved his stick between the legs of Sharks center Chris Tierney in a cringe-inducing spearing that led to Draisatl’s five-minute major penalty and ejection.

“Just feel a stick groin in my groin, so obviously it doesn’t feel well at the time,” Tierney said after the Sharks’ 7-0 win. “Just kind of dropped and went to shake it off. Takes a couple minutes to recover from something like that. But felt OK the rest of the game.”

It was a play hockey players hate seeing, said Logan Couture, who took his pain from a mouth injury out on the Oilers on Tuesday.

“I think it’s dangerous. Any time you spear a guy like that you’re intending to injure him,” Couture said. “I don’t like those types of plays in this game, but the refs made a good call with throwing him out.”

(Courture knows a thing or two about pain, by the way, as explored several times recently by Bay Area News Group columnist Mark Purdy.)

Draisaitl’s actions induced boos from the crowd at SAP Center for the dirty play.

 

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