Sheldon Keefe thinks Max Domi crossed a line in Game 1

Dawson McKenzie
April 21, 2024  (9:30)

Max Domi of the Toronto Maple Leafs slashing Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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After the Leafs' tough loss to the Bruins in game one of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, much of the focus was on penalties, and Sheldon Keefe thinks Max Domi took it too far.

The Toronto Maple Leafs struggled to get anything going last night during the first game of the series against the Boston Bruins. The Bruins were able to find the back of the net 5 times, and a few of those goals were on the powerplay. Of course, after the game, much of the focus was on the Leaf's penalties, and what Head Coach Sheldon Keefe thought of them.
As expected, Keefe was disappointed in the carelessness of his players, but made an interesting comment about Max Domi and his penalty, thinking that it crossed a line.
Keefe laments careless stick penalties and says Domi slash crossed the line.
Max Domi played tough all night, refusing to be pushed around by the Bruins' typical antics. From the opening faceoff, he was getting into it with Brad Marchand. However, this likely put a spotlight on him in the referee's eyes, and is what could have led to the untimely penalty.
Max Domi and Brad Marchand getting acquainted before the puck is even dropped 👀
Despite this, Max Domi and the entire Leafs team did play with some physicality. However, that wasn't enough to win them the game. Clearly, for game 2, they will need to tighten it up and get their big guys on the scoresheet.