(Jonathan Newton/The Post)

“Yeah, he did,” Avery said, via NorthJersey.com. “I raked his face.”

Now, I have no idea what “raked his face” means in this context, and like I wrote over the weekend, Laich strongly denied the accusation.

So whatever. Then Reader Ian e-mailed me and directed my attention to this photo from The Post’s gallery of Game 5. That’s....interesting?

I mean, maybe it’s an optical illusion. Maybe Matt Hendricks just shoved his sleeve between Avery’s lips. Maybe Avery is merely kissing the wrist. But it sure looks odd, doesn’t it?