At the end of the fourth game of the Stanley Cup Final, a big scrum erupted between the Panthers and the Golden Knights. Alex Pietrangelo
was involved in an incident when he rushed out of the penalty box to fight Matthew Tkachuk
Pietrangelo broke the rule 70.4 of the NHL.
"Rule 70.4: At a stoppage of play following the expiration of their penalties, if a player or players exiting the penalty bench get involved in an altercation, those coming from the penalty bench shall be assessed the penalties they incur in the altercation in addition to a game misconduct and a ten (10) game suspension as outlined in 70.10. Should a player coming from the penalty bench ata stoppage of play get involved with an opponent and the opponent is deemed to be the instigator of the altercation, then the player coming from the penalty bench would not be subject to the game misconduct and ten (10) game suspension."
Surprisingly, the NHL's Department of Player Safety has not commented on the incident or released an official statement to address the situation.
This silence speaks volumes, indicating their decision to ignore rule-breaking behavior.
Once again, the NHL's reputation suffers. This incident only adds to the criticism they have already received.
As seen on Hockey Patrol - BREAKING: Pietrangelo's Fate Appears to be Decided Regarding his 10 Game Suspension