Ottawa Senators defenseman Matt Carkner suspended 1 game
This was the second hearing the NHL had on Sunday following the Senators overtime win in Game 2.
The NHL suspended Ottawa Senators defenseman Matt Carkner for one game on Sunday following an incident that took place during the first period of their Game 2 win in New York.
In the words of Brendan Shanahan, Carker "was assessed an instigator penalty, a fighting major, and a game misconduct for being the aggressor in an altercation with an unwilling opponent."
That unwilling opponent was Rangers forward Brian Boyle, and it all took place as a response to a play in Game 1 that involved Boyle and Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.
Here is the rest of Shanahan's explanation.
Now that the NHL has handed out three suspensions over the past couple of days -- and could have more coming -- it's once again worth asking how Nashville's Shea Weber received only a $2,500 fine for his hit on Henrik Zetterberg last Wednesday.
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