Islanders’ Tavares spears Zidlicky in groin

To say John Tavares did not like the hit by Marek Zidlicky is to understate how angry he was by it, in the sense that his retaliatory slash on Zidlicky went for a very sensitive region.

Marek Zidlicky collided with John Tavares at centre ice, but what happened next was the real highlight.

The New York Islanders captain retaliated by spearing the New Jersey Devils defenceman in the groin. The spear resulted in a two-minute penalty for slashing.

The Islanders rallied to beat the Devils 3-2 in a shootout.