Wednesday, January 23, 2013

First NHL Ejections of 2013: Rehman & Kowal

Tuesday evening's slate of games drew the shortened 2013 NHL season's first game misconduct...

Referees Kyle Rehman & Tom Kowal ejected Canadiens center Ryan White for instigator and aggressor charges in the 3rd period of the Panthers-Canadiens game. With 16:51 remaining in the 3rd period, Florida's Tomas Fleischmann was called for boarding after an illegal hit on defenseless (back turned; hit from behind) Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges, resulting in a delayed penalty situation until White was ruled to have instigated a fight with Fleischmann, resulting in a two-minute instigating minor penalty, a five-minute major penalty for fighting, a 10-minute misconduct (instigator) and a 10-minute game misconduct (aggressor) for 27 penalty minutes after Fleischmann was ruled to have been an unwilling combatant (NHL Rules 46.2 and 46.11). Because Fleischmann was ruled as unwilling, he did not receive a fighting major. At the time of the ejection, the Canadiens were leading, 4-1. The Canadiens ultimately won the contest, 4-1.

Wrap: Florida Panthers vs. Montreal Canadiens, 1/23/13
Video: White targets, fights Fleischmann following the latter's illegal check into the boards


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