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Report: No supplemental discipline for Bernier on boarding major

Jun 14, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

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It appears Brendan Shanahan’s final ruling of the season was to let Steve Bernier off the hook.

According to CBS Sports, the New Jersey forward won’t face any additional discipline for his boarding major and game misconduct on Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Bernier’s five-minute penalty led to three Kings goals and essentially cost New Jersey the game.

(And the series.)

CBS’s Adam Gretz said he was told “the department of player safety deemed the penalty on the ice to be sufficient and there will be no supplemental discipline.”

The decision not to suspend Bernier leaves Shanahan with the following totals for the postseason.

Total suspensions: 12

Total games:44

Total fines: $35,000

As for suspensions carrying over to next season, Pittsburgh’s Arron Asham still has one game remaining for his crosscheck on Philadelphia’s Brayden Schenn while Raffi Torres still has 12 left on his.

  1. mehetmet - Jun 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    I think if this was at least one round previous, it is easily a game. I think he is letting him off because they lost the season that game.

    dumb imo!

  2. cweez2 - Jun 14, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    I think he’s suffering enough

    • miketoasty - Jun 14, 2012 at 12:46 PM

      Yea, as much as I hate saying this, as the whole team should be held accountable, this guy basically lost them the Stanley Cup. A stupid penalty that should never happen, that results in the other teams basically putting the game away in the first 10 minutes. I think you are right he in saying he is suffering enough.

      • stakex - Jun 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM

        No, the Devils awful awful penelty kill lost them the cup (actually, they lost it in the first three games). It might have been a bad penelty, but theres no excuse for allowing three power play goals there. They needed a big kill, and didn’t come close. Thats why they lost.

  3. blkeskimo1785 - Jun 14, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    100% certain that Mr. Shanaban felt that being the goat of Game 6 was enough supplemental discipline.

  4. vindicatus - Jun 14, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    Or maybe, since the hit wasn’t bad enough to warrant even a slap on the wrist fine for supplemental discipline, it wasn’t bad enough to warrant the five minute major and game misconduct?

    I think the refs and linesmen from game 6, especially the one who was playing defense for LA and threw the pick on Volchenkov, need to be evaluated for supplemental discipline.

    The officiating was an embarrassment all playoffs.

  5. tonyromoisterrible - Jun 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Shanahan is a joke.

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