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by Paul on 02/24/07 at 10:39 AM ET
from the St. Petersburg Times,
Forward Andre Roy was suspended three games for misconduct after leaving the penalty box following the Lightning’s 6-2 loss to the Bruins on Friday, raising the ire of coach John Tortorella.
Roy violated Rule 41.4, Section 3 of the NHL rule book, which says a player who “physically demeans an official” will serve a three-game suspension. Roy had received a roughing penalty with 22 seconds left.
“I think if a little common sense comes into play and egos stay out of it, the ref would just leave it alone,” Tortorella said. “It’s the end of the game, and it’s a frustrating loss for athletes who play hard, so I guess egos get in the way, so they have to back a big deal about nothing.”
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