Ryan Johansen delivered a bone rattling hit to Tyson Barrie in the Nashville Predators’ game one win against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.

There was a lot of speculation early on Friday that Johansen would be suspended for the hit, which several Denver based media outlets described as “dirty”.

On Friday, Barrie revealed that the NHL has decided to not penalize Johansen for the hit.

Barrie wasn’t happy at all about the decision.

It sounds like this series could get very chippy.

By the way, here’s the hit in question if you missed it.

It’s definitely a tough hit, but I don’t think it was dirty. Barrie absolutely did a nice job of selling it.

And it’s absolutely no worse than this hit that ended Calle Jarnkrok’s season.

Featured image via NHL.com

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