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11-01-2010, 09:15 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fredericton, NB
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Sorry, but that video did not show any ill action on the part of the goaltender.
This video doesn't capture the Lavigne incident well. First, the camera is on the wrong side of the ice, and is focused on the winning STU overtime goal, and the celebrating players. Lavigne, #36, skates into the picture from the left around the 12 or 13 second mark, and you see his left hand come up quickly into the face of the Moncton player, Leduc, skating towards his bench. From the video you can't really tell if he actually hit him; it happens in a flash.
I was at the game, sitting to the side and just behind the Moncton bench. I saw the action clearly, and I thought at the time that Lavigne came really close to striking Leduc, but not quite, like he was going ... Pysch!
Bonehead, dumb, unsporting play, but I still don't think he actually made conduct with Leduc's face. As most, I thought Lavigne should have perhaps got a game misconduct for unsportsmanlike ...
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