This is why I like the NHL; a player dishes out what I would classify as a dirty bush league check on an opposing player. His teammate who happens to be trailing the play takes issue with the questionable hit and challenges the offending player to a fight.
In this case Blackhawks heavy weight John Scott, reacted appropriately to the questionable hit, came to his teammates aid and immediately challenge the perpetrator Deryk Engelland's to a Fight. Per the hockey coach, Engelland immediately paid for his dirty check on Markus Kruger by getting the tar beat out of him.
After watching this display, the Pittsburgh Pengiuns have no room to complain about head shots, while most of us know that the league's top player in on the shelf with a concussion, one of his teammates is out there hitting other players in the head with a dirty checks like this, which in my opinion is definitely a violation of rule 48.
You can expect that the league will look at this hit and a 2-4 game suspension would be the proper call.
The Pens are going to be down another defensemen for the next 3 games. Deryk Engelland was suspended today by the NHL in a move that no one should be surprised about. Engelland left his feet and hit Blackhawks Marcus Kruger in the head on Tuesday. Engellend wasn’t penalized on the play. He will miss three games starting Friday at Winnipeg, Tuesday against Carolina, and...
Pittsburgh defenseman Deryk Engelland will miss three games after being suspended by the NHL for an illegal check to the head.
The league punished Engelland for hitting Chicago forward Marcus Kruger during Tuesday night's game. No penalty was assessed on the hit 8:55 into the game.
Engelland will forfeit almost $9,200 and miss games Friday night at Winnipeg, Dec. 27 against...
Just because we're a fan blog, doesn't mean we can't have differing opinions like human beings...
It's understandable why this post was made. Derek and/or Adam (no idea who wrote it) is a Penguins fan and, especially with the Pens defense suffering from every injury right now, it would hurt the Penguins if Engelland missed any time. It's also tough...
Results from the first period hit below and Coach Q just said Kruger is hanging around, may be available.
08:55 Pittsburgh Deryk Engelland: 5 minutes, fighting
08:55 Chicago John Scott: 2 minutes, instigator
08:55 Chicago John Scott: 5 minutes, fighting
Thanks to PuckDaddy for the video link while I was slacking on the couch…
No. 1 Goat: Deryk Engelland, Pittsburgh Penguins
Engelland activated a beacon for the league's department of player safety after hitting Chicago's Marcus Kruger into the boards during the first period of play. The hit ended Kruger's night and caused an immediate retaliation from Blackhawks forward John Scott. While Scott was hit with a game misconduct, a fighting major...
NEW YORK (December 22, 2011) -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland has been suspended, without pay, for three games for an illegal check to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger during NHL Game #488 in Pittsburgh on Tues...
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland will have a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan for his hit on Marcus Kruger of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Engelland led with his forearm in delivering a hit to Kruger's head midway through the first period of Tuesday's game. Kruger was able to play the rest of the session, but did not return for the second period...
NHL players are really making Brendan Shanahan's Christmas week much busier than it should be.
In the middle of the first period of tonight's Chicago Blackhawks/Pittsburgh Penguins game, Deryk Engelland laid a big on Markus Kruger along the boards making contact with the head in the process and causing the "supplemental discipline" phone in the NHL offices to start...
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