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10-21-2003, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Brooklyn Ranger
It wasn't because of his face shield (as someone suggested elsewhere). A player can fight with with a face shield, however,

"If a player penalized as an instigator of an altercation is wearing a face shield, he shall be assessed an additional Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty." (rule 56a)

The reason why Malakhov and Horton were thrown out is because of rule 56f which says

f) A game misconduct penalty shall be imposed on any player who is assessed a major penalty for fighting after the original altercation.

The Malakhov's fight started significantly after the original bout began.

Rulebook at nhl.com

Which is strange considering Cornelius and Barnaby were very close to doing the same damn thing..

Ahh consistency..

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