The Canadiens' Max Pacioretty was sent to the hospital after taking a hit from the Ducks' Clayton Stoner.
Par mesure préventive, Max Pacioretty a été envoyé à l'hôpital. / Max Pacioretty has been sent to the hospital for precautionary reasons.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) December 19, 2014
A hit from behind by Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner pushed Pacioretty nearly three feet across the ice and into the boards at 4:04 in the third period. Pacioretty, who only registered one shot in the 2-1 loss to the Ducks, left the game following the hit.
Stoner was not penalized for the late hit following the pass and is unlikely to face any post-game discipline.
-- Anna Gallegos