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The NHL suspended Pittsburgh forward Arron Asham for four games - the remainder of his club's series with the Philadelphia Flyers - and gave a one-game ban to Penguins teammate James Neal on Tuesday night for separate infractions.
Asham was punished after being given a match penalty for attempting to injure Philadelphia forward Brayden Schenn with a cross-check on Sunday in the first period of Pittsburgh's loss that put the Penguins in a 3-0 series hole.
Neal will miss Game 4 on Wednesday night for charging Flyers forward Claude Giroux in the third period on Sunday. Neal was given a minor penalty for charging and was ejected.
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Pittsburgh Penguins James Neal and Arron Asham face disciplinary hearings with the NHL Tuesday for hits during Sunday's physical Game 3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Neal faces possible punishment for a hit late in the third period on rookie Sean Couturier, who had turned his head after passing the puck.
Neal received no penalty on the play, but was assessed a charging penalty...
After the mayhem that was game 3 the Penguins will be without 3 forwards tonight for a critical game 4.
James Neal will be suspended for one game after two consecutive hits he placed on Flyers players in the third period on Sunday.
Craig Adams will be suspended also for one game for instigating a fight in the third period on Sunday.
Aaron Asham will be suspended for 4 games after...
Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal was suspended one game and Arron Asham four contests by the NHL for their actions during Sunday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series versus the Philadelphia Flyers.
Neal belted rookie Sean Couturier during the third period before he was whistled for a charging penalty against All-Star Claude Giroux later in the session...
The Flyers-Penguins series has been a series for the ages already. With so much happening, especially in yesterday’s slug fest at the Wells Fargo Center, it was kind of hard to keep everything straight.
There were things that happened in that game that I have never seen before. Rules were enacted that I didn’t even know existed. I suppose that’s a testament to the freaky nature...
Verdict is in from the league, and the Penguins will be without a very key player in James Neal for a tomorrow night's pivotal game 4. What say you? Is this fair punishment? I say it's about right. It will be very interesting to see how Pittsburgh responds to this. Will they crumble and continue to go further into their hole, or does this "us against them"...
James Neal will be taking a seat next to fellow Penguins pugilist Arron Asham for Game 4 between the Penguins and Flyers. Neal has been suspended for one game for his dirty hits in Game 3. In one shift, Neal took out both Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux with a high, late hits, which can be seen in the video below.
Word has been passed down through the announcement by the NHL's disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan of the punishments issued to Aaron Asham and James neal for their classless actions in Game 3.
For his crosscheck to the throat and punch to the head of Philadelphia Flyer Brayden Schenn, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Aaron Asham has been issued a 4 game suspension.
For his hit blindside...
Nothing we can say on this blog that hasn't been said already elsewhere.
NHL is in a cultural breakdown of violence, Pens will be without Adams, Asham, and James Neal for game 4.
Hossa taken out of Game 3 of his series on a stretcher tonight. Unbelievable ****.
The Penguins will determine tomorrow evening if they have a handle on reality and we'll be there either watching...
Arron Asham has been suspended by the league for attacking Flyers' Brayden Schenn during Game 3 between the Penguins and Flyers. NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan explains in the video below.
It took forever, but Brendan Shanahan, the NHL’s czar of discipline handed out two additional suspensions to the Pittsburgh Penguins late on Tuesday night.
James Neal was suspended for 1 game by the NHL for leaving his skates to hit two separate Flyers.
James Neal, the 40-goal scorer who took two separate runs at Flyers Sean Couturier and Claude Giroux 42 seconds apart in Game...
Brendan Shanahan with the explanation.
via NHL.com, Pittsburgh forward James Neal will have hearings on Tuesday with the Department of Player Safety for two separate incidents in Sunday’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Also, Pittsburgh forward Arron Asham has been offered an in-person hearing Tuesday morning for his match penalty for cross-checking Brayden Schenn...
Here are some stats for you heading into tonight's Game 4 matchup between the Flyers and Penguins (courtesy of Sam Carchidi, @BroadStBull):
-In a total of 90 playoff series since 2006, there have only been 13 sweeps (14%)
-The Flyers are 3-6 all-time in games where they have an opportunity to sweep.
-James Neal and Sidney Crosby lead the Penguins with 5 points a piece in this...
“We’ll see the true face of our team,” said Letang. “And I think we’ll see if guys have character, and we’ll prove a lot.”
The only person on the planet right now with less composure is that Kony guy. What was Kris Letang thinking?
This series will be in the back of all of our...