The Ducks can find solace in the fact they didn't lose the game in regulation, since they handed the Flyers plenty of opportunities in the third period with a rash of penalties. That included a four-minute high sticking call on Corey Perry, which in actuality was an elbow to the head of Claude Giroux. And that hit is coming with more repercussions. The NHL will be announcing later today that Perry is being suspended four games for it. (We'll have more on that later today.)
An elbow to the face of Flyers’ rookie Claude Giroux will cost Anaheim’s Corey Perry a four-game suspension.
Perry received a double-minor for high-sticking in the third period of Friday’s 5-4 Flyers shootout win over the Ducks when he jabbed the butt end of his stick into Giroux’s face, just under his eye shield.
The penalty should have warranted a game-misconduct given that had Perry’s stick been a little higher, it could taken out Giroux’s left eye. Giroux was sporting a bruise and cut under the eye during the game as a result of the infraction.