Ducks’ Nick Ritchie ejected for hitting Arvidsson from behind

Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie is ejected after he levels Nashville Predators' Viktor Arvidsson from behind and leaves him shaken up and bleeding.

NASHVILLE — Anaheim Ducks left wing Nick Ritchie was ejected from Monday night’s Game 6 Western Conference Final game against the Nashville Predators at 11:38 of the opening period after delivering a hard check to Nashville forward Viktor Arvidsson.

With Nashville leading 2-0 at the time, Arvidsson was facing the boards at the red line when Ritchie hit him from behind, forcing Arvidsson’s head into the glass and causing a cut on the Swede’s forehead. Ritchie was assessed a major penalty for boarding. Since Arvidsson was cut on the play, Ritchie also received a game misconduct per Rule 41.5.

Nashville failed to generate a shot on goal during the five-minute power play.

Ritchie, Anaheim’s left wing on its top line, has four goals this post-season, three in the series against Nashville.

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