Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky given match penalty during fight
Brandon Dubinsky was given a match penalty at the end of Columbus' 2-1 loss to the Kings on Thursday night.
The playoff race is hitting its stretch run and emotions are really starting to run high in games. That's what happened at the end of Thursday's Blue Jackets-Kings game when Columbus forward Brandon Dubinsky was given a match penalty for this incident involving Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty.
Update: The NHL has rescinded the match penalty.
It all starts shortly after the final buzzer with a skirmish behind the net.
Doughty appears to join the scrum and give the initial shot to Dubinsky (at roughly the seven-second mark). Dubinsky then responds by giving Doughty a shot of his own (the 13-second mark) and then pushing his face down into the ice.
That was enough to get a match penalty for intent to injure.
When asked about the incident, Kings forward Kyle Clifford told Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, "Just a cheap shot, and that's his personality. We've got guys out there and he goes after Doughty, who is not our toughest player."
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