Devils coach Pete DeBoer ejected against Rangers

By Adam Gretz | Hockey writer

New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer was ejected on Sunday afternoon. (USATSI)
New Jersey Devils coach Pete DeBoer was ejected on Sunday afternoon. (USATSI)

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The New Jersey Devils were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday afternoon thanks to a 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers, and before the final horn sounded frustration was starting to boil over.

With under a minute to play in regulation Devils coach Pete DeBoer had apparently seen enough and was given a game misconduct after having some, let's call them, disagreements with the officials.

The Devils were penalized eight times on Sunday, including a 10-minute misconduct penalty for Patrik Elias earlier in the third period and an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty to Matt D'Agostini for abuse of official in the first period.

"A little frustration on my part that two of our players would get unsportsmanlike conducts in an elimination game," DeBoer said, via Devils beat writer Tom Gulitti. "The sensitivity of some of the officials is beyond me.”

It's very rare for coaches to get thrown out of a game, but it's not entirely unheard of. Earlier this season St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock received a game misconduct at the end of a game against the Phoenix Coyotes.

New York Islanders assistant coach Brent Thompson was suspended for abuse of officials in March.

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