Originally posted by kc1313: C'mon guys, simple answer why nothing was done: Rule 46.22 in your NHL rulebook.
46.22 Fines and Suspensions – Instigator in Final Five Minutes of Regulation Time (or Anytime in Overtime) - A player who is deemed to be the instigator of an altercation in the final five (5) minutes of regulation time or at anytime in overtime (see 46.12) shall be suspended for one game, pending a review of the incident.
When the one-game suspension is imposed, the Coach shall be fined $10,000 – a fine that will double for each subsequent incident.
The suspension shall be served unless, upon review of the incident, the Director of Hockey Operations, at his discretion, deems the incident is not related to the score, previous incidents in the game or prior games, retaliatory in nature, “message sending”, etc. The length of suspension will double for each subsequent offense. This suspension shall be served in addition to any other automatic suspensions a player may incur for an accumulation of three or more instigator penalties.
No team appeals will be permitted either verbally or in writing regarding the assessment of this automatic suspension as all incidents are reviewed by the Director of Hockey Operations as outlined above ----------------------------------- Bottom line it was a clean hit, best way to get the Pens back, catch one of them with a good hard hit. We discussed this on this forum a couple years ago, why do clean hits lead to fights?? It's part of the game, either take the hit like a man or go play tennis. It would be like an NFL running back complaining that a defender tackled him. Avoid the hit or hit back when given the opportunity.
Glad you found this rule....I was too tired to look for it...thanks