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Why Evgeni Malkin Should Be Suspended for Game Three

Published by on June 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

During Game two of the Stanley Cup finals on Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 to take a two-games-to-none lead in the series.

However, there is a bigger story going on about that game as with 19 seconds left in the game, Penguins star Evgeni Malkin elbowed Red Wings star Hendrik Zetterberg after the whistle was blown, which caused a fight between the two players.

For what happened, Malkin got an instigator penalty and because he did this with less than five minutes remaining in the game, he is supposed to get an automatic one game suspension.

But NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell reviewed this play and claimed that Malkin wasn't trying to send a message and because of that, h...

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