Found December 11, 2011 on
Islanders Hockey Blog:
Uniondale, NY -- The Islanders six game point streak came to an end last night with a sobering 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins James Neal tied the game twice before his team wrestled control of the game away from the Islanders. They were also assisted by a controversial penalty called against Travis Hamonic; a five-minute major elbowing and a game misconduct.
The play in question occurred at the 7:35 mark of the second period with the Islanders already on the penalty kill. Orpik passes the puck off to a teammate and Travis Hamonic gives Orpik a shove. Incidentally from the shove by Hamonic, Orpik hits himself in the face with his own stick.
The refs called Hamonic for elbowing gave him a five-minute major, a game misconduct and sent him to the dressing room.
“It was a joke, that’s how I saw it,” Marke Streit said about the call after the game. “I mean it’s ridiculous, but referees make mistakes too and we just gotta keep working.”
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