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01-15-2011, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Asterix View Post
When I was watching the game, being a former goalie myself, I was shocked to see that Lundqvist wasn't kicked out of the game after throwing a punch with his blocker. I was convinced that there was a rule against it as you can really injure a guy with that thing.

So after the game, I decided to do some research to make sure that I wasn't as crazy as I look... Straight from the NHL rule book:

51.3 Match Penalty - If, in the judgment of the Referee, a goalkeeper uses his blocking glove to punch an opponent in the head or face in an attempt to or to deliberately injure an opponent, a match penalty must be assessed.
Great find Asterix well referes are often bad in the NHL, but I can understand that the Rangers were already looking pathetic so removing their best players would have been terrible for them.

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