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Video: Peluso gets game misconduct for boarding Goligoski (update)

Dec 14, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

Rugged Winnipeg Jets winger Anthony Peluso received a five-minute major and game misconduct for boarding Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski on Saturday. The hit happened in the second period.

Here’s video of the hit (H/T to Kukla’s Korner):

Goligoski, 28, returned during the third period, which might help Peluso, 24, to avoid a suspension or fine. He doesn’t have a history of supplemental discipline during his brief time in the NHL.

The Stars scored two power-play goals following that hit, so Dallas made Peluso and the Jets pay on the ice.

Dallas eventually won 6-4 as Sergei Gonchar collected four assists while the Stars chased Ondrej Pavelec.

  1. ibieiniid - Dec 14, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    OK so is it way more dirty hits (I haven’t seen the vid, I’m just asking generally) or are the refs just calling them more severely? this is getting out of hand. when do we start holding the PLAYERS accountable instead of blaming it all on shanny?

  2. cachockey - Dec 14, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    I actually think this will get a game.

  3. hazlydose - Dec 14, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    He put his shoulder right between the 3’s. Should be a suspension.

  4. joey4id - Dec 14, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    This may very well be the definition of hitting a defenseless player. Memo to Bruins’ fans. Marchand when kneed by Neal and Eriksson when hit by Orpik were not considered to be in a defenseless position according to the rule book.

    Rule 41 – Boarding
    41.1 Boarding – A boarding penalty shall be imposed on any player who checks or pushes a defenseless opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to hit or impact the boards violently or dangerously. The severity of the penalty, based upon the impact with the boards, shall be at the discretion of the Referee.

    There is an enormous amount of judgment involved in the application of this rule by the Referees. The onus is on the player applying the check to ensure his opponent is not in a defenseless position and if so, he must avoid or minimize contact. However, in determining whether such contact could have been avoided, the circumstances of the check, including whether the opponent put himself in a vulnerable position immediately prior to or simultaneously with the check or whether the check was unavoidable can be considered. This balance must be considered by the Referees when applying this rule.

  5. pavelfitzgerald - Dec 14, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    I’m not a Bruins fan at all but how can you say Marchand was not defenceless?? He was lying on the ice & Neal ran his knee through his head?
    Players need to stop turning their backs. He should skate up ice instead of turning his back to avoid a hit. Having said that, the onus is on Peluso to not hit him right between the numbers

    • joey4id - Dec 15, 2013 at 11:51 AM

      Because you’ve got to refer to the rules before you can say Thornton was defenseless. There is no indication of defenseless other than what is written under the boarding rule.

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