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Zenon Konopka ejected for boarding

Posted on: October 29, 2011 5:24 pm
Edited on: October 29, 2011 5:26 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

Ottawa Senators forward Zenon Konopka was issued a minute major for boarding New York Rangers forward Artem Anisimov, along with being ejected, early in the secoind period on Saturday afternoon.

Here's a look at the play.



That's a tough call. A boarding call is probably justified, but the five-minute major and a game seems like it could have been the result of Anisimov appearing to be injured (he eventually returned to the game during the ensuing power play). One of the key parts of the boarding rule (rule 41) is that there is an onus on the player delivering the hit to ensure that his opponent is not in a vulnerable position. The very next sentence, however, also puts an onus on the other player to not put himself in a vulnerable position, and I think an argument can be made that Anisimov may have done just that.

The Rangers took advantage of the five minutes of power play time and scored a pair of goals thanks to Brad Richards and Ryan Callahan.

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Since: Jun 8, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Zenon Konopka ejected for boarding

Absolute crap call. 2min for boarding - fine, but 5 and a game? BS. Nice to see the Senators overcome the 2 PP goals that resulted and win it.


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