Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at firstname.lastname@example.org. Why was there no penalty on Clayton Stoner for hit on Max Pacioretty in the third period of Thursdays Ducks-Canadiens game? It was a late hit right between the numbers and into the boards. There should at least be a supplemental hearing, no? Jason Hollings, Ajax, ON Jason: After an internal review of Clayton Stoner’s hit on Max Pacioretty, the Player Safety Committee announced this morning that no subsequent action will be taken against the Ducks player. Even though there appeared to be no malice on the part of Stoner, it is my opinion that a formal hearing should have been convened based on the illegal cross-check which caused Pacioretty to launch face-first into the glass and resulted in injury. At the very least, Stoner should have been be fined for the careless act that warranted a cross-checking major and game misconduct in the game. Ducks Stoner hits Canadiens Pacioretty It has been reported that the hit was only marginally late (0.4 seconds) after Pacioretty released the puck and he appeared to be unsuspecting of the impending hit (although, he perhaps should have been). Even though Pacioretty was almost shoulder-square to the boards (with just a slight body rotation) with his chest facing back toward the blue line, the five-foot distance from the side boards placed the Habs player in a vulnerable position. Taking a forceful check in this position could result in dangerous side head/neck contact with the boards or glass. Facing the glass from this distance is, perhaps, a better option and might allow for the player to raise his hands and defend against some of the impact. This could, in part, explain Pacioretty’s body rotation toward the boards, combined with the directional driving force exerted by Stoner. Pacioretty’s body rotation toward the glass is a possible reason that the PSC determined no disciplinary action was warranted on the play. On the other hand, maybe they didn’t think it was that serious an offence? What troubles me most about this illegal hit was the fact that Stoner initiated contact with his stick in a prone cross-check position and fully extended his arms. Stoner’s cross-check shove remained connected to Pacioretty’s back right through and including the point when the Montreal player’s face contacted the glass. This action created significant velocity with which Pacioretty was launched into the side boards in a spine-bending crash. As you mentioned, Jason, there was no penalty assessed on the play. The neutral-zone referee can be seen crossing the ice to assume a position away from the puck that had exited the zone. As such, this ref was not focused on the illegal finishing hit delivered by Stoner down the wall. I am uncertain what the end-zone referee was focused on, but my guess is that it was most likely the puck moving toward the blue line, meaning that he was also unaware of the impending hit on Pacioretty. As I stated, a cross-checking major and game misconduct was warranted as a result of the severity of the contact and resulting injury that Pacioretty sustained. I believe Clayton Stoner was sincere, and perhaps even contrite, when he made the following post-game comment to the media: “I didn’t mean to hurt him, but the game’s fast and sometimes guys go into the boards wrong, so I hope he’s all right and I didn’t mean any intentions to hurt him.” While Stoner clearly demonstrated concern for the health and well-being of his injured opponent, actions generally speak louder than words. Actions are what players are judged on. Air Force 1 Damen Deutschland . 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Mayo made seven three-pointers and scored 25 points, Ersan Ilyasova added 20, and the Milwaukee Bucks placed seven players in double figures in a 130-110 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers, who lost their 11th straight game on Monday night.HOUSTON - The Houston Texans were done in by their inconsistent offence on Sunday.The Texans (4-5) scored a defensive touchdown and two other scores came after turnovers, but they were unable to move the ball for most of a day in a 31-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles (6-2).It has to get better, coach Bill OBrien said. Weve got to figure out what type of spark we need. Maybe its schematic, maybe its something else.Andre Johnson, who had two catches for 12 yards on Sunday, is frustrated.(Were) just not making plays when things need to be made, Johnson said. Thats what separates the good teams from the others.Nick Foles hurt his left shoulder late in the first quarter, and Mark Sanchez came on to threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns to lead Philadelphia to the victory.Sanchez, who also threw two interceptions, missed all of last season after tearing the labrum in his right shoulder in the preseason. He last played on Dec. 30, 2012 with the New York Jets.The Eagles (6-2) led by 3 when Jeremy Maclin grabbed a low throw from Sanchez for an 8-yard touchdown to make it 31-21 with about four minutes remaining.Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 203 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for Houston.It was a tough day, and obviously that falls on the quarterback in terms of not being able to get things started and accomplished, Fitzpatrick said.Maclin finished with two touchdowns and 158 yards receiving and LeSean McCoy had 117 yards rushing.The Eagles were up by 10 and driving late in the third quarter when Jumal Rolle grabbed his second interception of the game.DeMeco Ryans intercepted Fitzpatrick at the Philadelphia 10, but was injured on the play and fumbled the ball as he fell to the ground. DeAndre Hopkins recovered for Houston and scored on a 7-yard reception two plays later to cut the lead to 24-21.Ryans tore his right Achilles tendon, a person familiar with the injury said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Eagles didnt release details of the injury.Top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney (illness) and linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) weree inactive for the Texans and they lost starting cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph (concussion) and Kareem Jackson (knee) to injuries in the first quarter.ddddddddddddHoustons defence got to the quarterback early, with four sacks in the first half. The Eagles had allowed just two in the previous six games.Whitney Mercilus sacked Foles twice in three plays, driving him hard into the turf on the second one to send the quarterback to the locker room.Sanchez didnt waste any time in his Philadelphia debut, finding Maclin deep on his first play for a 52-yard gain. Five plays later, he threw a perfect pass to Jordan Matthews for an 11-yard touchdown to make it 14-7.Houston tied it up when Arian Foster grabbed a 56-yard TD pass about four minutes before halftime. Foster dashed away from a diving Connor Barwin after the reception on his way to the end zone. That score was set up when receiver Josh Huff tipped a pass by Sanchez that was intercepted by Rolle.Foster left late in the game and coach Bill OBrien said he injured his groin and that he hoped hed be OK after an extra week of rest with the bye next week.A 45-yard field goal by Cody Parkey gave the Eagles a 17-14 lead at halftime.Houston missed a 39-yard field goal in the third quarter. The Eagles used four straight running plays capped by an 8-yard run by Chris Polk after that to extend their lead to 24-14 with about three minutes left in the third.The Texans converted just five of 13 third-down attempts.We are hurting ourselves, centre Chris Myers said. We are not getting dominated in games. We are just stopping ourselves with not being able to convert on third down because of certain mental errors.NOTES: Eagles S Safety Nate Allen had started 23 straight games before sitting out with a hamstring injury. ... J.J. Watt finished with 1 1/2 sacks and has 6 1/2 in his last four games. ... Maclin has three touchdowns for 50 yards or longer this season.___AP Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi in Philadelphia contributed to this report.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '