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Nashville Predators right wing Jordan Tootoo believes he did the right thing - and is getting punished for it.
Tootoo was suspended for two games by the NHL for running into Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller during Saturday night's game. He was assessed a five-minute major penalty and game misconduct on the play.
"It’s pretty frustrating when you’re trying to do the right thing and you get suspended for it," Tootoo told the Tennessean. "I mean, my intentions were to do all the right things, and when that happens, you get suspended for it. It’s devastating."
NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan saw it differently.
"The onus therefore is on Tootoo to avoid, or at the very least, minimize his contact with the goaltender," Shanahan said. "While we believe that Tootoo's motivation on this play was to attempt to score and not to hit Miller, the fact remains that it is the attacking player's responsibility to make a better effort not t...
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The National Hockey League has suspended Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo two games for his hit on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller.
The incident took place during Buffalo’s 3-2 win on Saturday night inside Bridgestone Arena.
The maximum suspension Tootoo could’ve received was five games, per league rules. If a player facing disciplinary action has a hearing with...
After Nashville Predators forward Jordin Tootoo charged into Ryan Miller on Saturday night, Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff opined after the game that he believed it was "open season" on goaltenders.
(Keep in mind that Tootoo was given a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct on Saturday.)
Here was his team's No. 1 netminder getting run into again...
Buffalo Sabres right wing Ville Leino is scheduled for a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Thursday.
Leino's hearing is one day removed from Wednesday's contest against his former team when he leveled Philadelphia Flyers rookie Matt Read with an elbow to the head.
Read was not injured during the third-period altercation and no penalty was called on the...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Jason Pominville scored at 2:19 of overtime, and Ryan Miller finished with 22 saves to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.
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<span style="font-family: "Georgia","serif"; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">I had a feeling that Jordin Tootoo would be suspended by the NHL for his hit on the Sabres goalie Ryan Miller. I believe that the National Hockey League had to make an example out of Jordin Tootoo. This also gave <span style="font-family: "Georgia...
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Jason Pominville scored at 2:19 of overtime, and Ryan Miller
finished with 22 saves to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over
the visiting Florida Panthers on Friday night.
Colorado Avalanche winger Kevin Porter will have a phone hearing Thursday with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan to discuss his Tuesday knee-on-knee hit on Vancouver's David Booth.
Jason Pominville scored at 2:19 of overtime, and Ryan Miller finished with 22 saves to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.