NHL Dishes Out Suspensions

The NHL has chosen to suspend 3 players and fine the New York Islanders organization $100,000 following Friday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders.

INCIDENT: Islanders forward Matt Martin sucker punches Penguins forward Max Talbot at center ice.

Poor quality, but you get the picture.  Martin suspended 4 game.

INCIDENT: Islanders forward Trever Gillies elbows then fights Penguins forward Eric Tangradi. 

Gillies suspended 9 games for the elbow, fight, and the taunt. 

INCIDENT: Penguins forward Eric Godard jumps the bench to help goalie Brent Johnson who was challenged to a fight by Mike Haley.

Godard suspended an automatic 10 games for leaving the bench during the altercation.

Here's all the action from the game.  It gets ugly real quick:


  1. wow, 10 games suspension for leaving the bench.

  2. 10 games suspension? Holy cow..

  3. 10 games does seem a bit harsh to me...

  4. man some of those seem kinda harsh

  5. 10 games is kind of harsh in my view =/

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  6. Yea I thought the two on one incident was very pussy like. It's Hockey he can't fight his own fight?

  7. 10 missed games seems a bit harsh to me