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No disciplinary hearing for Leafs’ Brown after hitting Gorges from behind

Feb 28, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

Maple Leafs forward Mike Brown won’t face any disciplinary hearing for his hit on Montreal’s Josh Gorges on Wednesday night, according to RDS’ Renaud Lavoie.

Here’s the hit in question, which earned Brown a five minute checking from behind major and game misconduct:

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Of note, Brown has been suspended before — in 2011, he was dinged three games for an elbow to the head of then-Phoenix defenseman Ed Jovanovski.


  1. jaybird22seven - Feb 28, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    This was a brutal call by the refs!!!
    Brown actually moved into a position to hit from the side and not from behind. A blown call for sure.

  2. lonespeed - Feb 28, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Shouldn’t the headline read ‘hitting from the side’?

  3. sjsharks66 - Feb 28, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    How about a hearing for the refs? Start suspending them. They are throwing players out of the game with ease. No punishment. Thats why they need to bring in the ability to challenge. This goes for that stupid flyer call they made last night also.

  4. mclovinhockey - Feb 28, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    It’s an interference and a roughing into the boards, hence the boarding call. I feel like I am the only one who sees this as a correct call of 5 and a game

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 28, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      You are. It should have been a two rather than a five. Everyone outside of Quebec thinks so. All the guys on TSN thought so and you can’t really say they’re biased towards the Canadian team here.

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