Midway through the first period of a scoreless game, with the puck at the other end of the ice, Gudas blindsided Bobby Farnham at the Flyers blue-line. Gudas was assessed a match. The Devils scored once on the five-minute power play and had another waved off.
This is the latest in a series of questionable hits administered by Gudas this season. Last week, Gudas was criticized for a dangerous hit he threw on Buffalo Sabres rookie Daniel Catenacci. Gudas was ejected from the game but avoided a suspension.
“The guy’s an idiot,” Foligno said. “He’s dirty, goes after a rookie, goes right for his head. He’s an idiot that’s all I can say.”
Earlier in the month Gudas got a five-minute clipping penalty in a game against the Montreal Canadiens that raised eyebrows.
“I don’t know the player personally but it seems like when you’re on the ice with him he’s the type of guy who will do stuff like that,” P.K. Subban said after the game.