Methot was suspended one game for slamming Belarussian Yevgeni Kovyrshin into the boards in Canada’s 5-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday. The physicality in the game began when Andrei Kostitsyn hit Corey Perry from behind. Perry was ok, but Kostitsyn was given a five minute major and game misconduct.
Then after Ryan Nugent-Hopkins made the score 4-1, another scrum immediately pursued.
Canada is actually lucky only to hear that Methot will be suspended because they could have easily lost Luke Schenn of the Toronto Maple Leafs as well for a hitting from behind infraction. If they are going to win the tournament, they will simply have to be more disciplined.