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Doughty fined $2,500 for cross-check

Posted on: November 23, 2011 10:44 am
Edited on: November 23, 2011 1:29 pm
By: Adam Gretz

In the closing seconds of his team's 3-2 win in St. Louis on Tuesday night, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was issued a two-minute minor for cross-checking T.J. Oshie face-first into the boards. At first glance, during real-time and on the normal broadcast view, it didn't look to be anything out of the ordinary, other than your run-of-the-mill cross-checking minor.

From the second angle, it appeared to be a little worse, with Doughty hitting a vulnerable player into the boards in a dangerous spot. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said after the game that Oshie should be OK.

On Wednesday the NHL announced that Doughty has been fined $2,500 for the play.

 Here's a look at the video, via The Score:

Andy Strickland spoke with Doughty following the game as he offered his point of view on the play, saying, “I thought he turned at the last minute, I was just trying to finish my man. I saw him take a peak and maybe I should have done a shoulder hit as opposed to a cross-check but I had no intention of hurting him and I hope he’s OK."

Just last week the Blues had one of their own players, forward Chris Stewart, an otherwise clean player, receive a three-game banishment from the NHL for a similar push into the boards.

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Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: November 25, 2011 12:55 am

Doughty fined $2,500 for cross-check

Doughty can afford it.

Since: Nov 24, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 12:19 pm
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Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2011 2:33 pm

Doughty fined $2,500 for cross-check

When I was watching game last night I thought it would be more then a 2,500 fine.  3 seconds left in the game........

Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2011 1:56 pm

Doughty fined $2,500 for cross-check

Why are some players fined and others suspended for similar hits? 

Shanahan at it again. 

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