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MAJOR | NHL to announce a Ten-game suspension for Alex Pietrangelo following game four's mayhem?


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Felip Gosselin
June 12, 2023  (9:30)
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The Panthers and the Golden Knights have delivered a big-time show in the Stanley Cup Finals. An excellent mix of goal scoring, physicality and intensity.

Game number 4 was up for grabs until the last moments, and an incredible save from Adin Hill on Matthew Tkachuk sealed it. The one thing that retained a lot of attention was Alex Pietrangelo's actions once the game came to an end. The star defenseman was in the box when the buzzer sounded, and he came out of it to get involved in the scrum:
As shown in the clips above, Pietrangelo got out of the box and engaged in a scrum with Matthew Tkachuk. The NHL has a strict, black-and-white rule on this subject, and the results should be catastrophic for the Knights. The game's end is considered to be a stoppage in play, and the NHL has rules to prevent players from leaving the penalty box to engage in scrums:
Rule 70.4

At a stoppage of play following the expiration of their penalties, if a player or players exiting the penalty bench get involved in an altercation, those coming from the penalty bench shall be assessed the penalties they incur in the altercation in addition to game misconduct and a ten (10) game suspension as outlined in 70.10. Should a player coming from the penalty bench at a stoppage of play get involved with an opponent, and the opponent is deemed to be the instigator of the altercation? The player from the penalty bench would not be subject to the game misconduct and ten (10) game suspension.

While some could argue that he was coming out to celebrate the win, he engaged in the scrum, and the NHL should be following its rulebook. The Department of Player Safety as yet to release a statement.
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MAJOR | NHL to announce a Ten-game suspension for Alex Pietrangelo following game four's mayhem?

Will the NHL follow their own rule book?

Doesn't apply because it's the GoldenKnights7843.1 %
Yes, he should be suspended5932.6 %
No, not worthy of anything4424.3 %
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