Mark Giordano Gets Misconduct After Fighting Dakota Joshua

Published November 11, 2023 at 8:27 PM

Mark Giordano showed tonight that he still has that dog in him. The 40-year-old noted a bad hit on David Kampf and immediately went after Vancouver's Dakota Joshua, flagging him down for a fight.

Giordano Fights Canucks Forward Joshua

The fight occurred less than five minutes into the game. Notably, Leafs enforcer Ryan Reaves was scratched for the game and Gio assumed the role of tough guy.

Funnily enough, Giordano became the oldest Leaf to ever record a fight, passing Tim Horton by 19 days.

Referees Dish Out Heavy-Handed Punishment for Giordano

Normally in these situations, both players get five minutes for fighting and that's all. Apparently Giordano stole the refs lunch money though because not only did he get the standard fighting penalty, but he also got an instigator penalty and a 10-minute misconduct for a total of 17 penalty minutes on the same play.

At the time of writing, the Leafs are down 2-1 to Vancouver in the first intermission. Can The Leafs make a comeback?
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Mark Giordano Gets Misconduct After Fighting Dakota Joshua

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