Alexei Emelin takes out Jason Spezza, gets tossed

01/27/2015 09:20 EST | Updated 03/29/2015 05:59 EDT
Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin was ejected from Tuesday night’s game against the Dallas Stars after drilling forward Jason Spezza into the boards.

The incident took place at 5:21 of the second period. With Spezza attempting to control the puck behind the Montreal end, Emelin cross checked Spezza into the boards, leaving the Stars forward in significant pain.

Emelin received a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct.

Spezza returned to the game sporting a full face shield.