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With 8 seconds left during the Rangers 4-1 win over the Panthers.

Florida Tomas Kopecky: 10 minutes, match penalty
NY Rangers Mike Rupp: 5 minutes, fighting
NY Rangers Mike Rupp: 10 minutes, game misconduct
NY Rangers Michael Del Zotto: 2 minutes, hi-sticking
Florida Krystofer Barch: 10 minutes, misconduct

added 10:51pm, from Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel,

At least the brawl in the closing seconds should catch HBO’s attention as after Rangers’ Michael Del Zotto forechecked Tomas Kopecky with the butt end of his stick in the back of the head, Kopecky decked him, but then was pummeled by Mike Rupp.

Kopecky received a match penalty and may have to sit out Saturday’s New Year’s Eve game against the Canadiens.

“Some guy crosschecks you in the back he deserves a smash in the face. He got what he deserved and then guys that play five minutes a night, that’s typical they go out there and grab one of our skilled players,’’ Dineen said. “We’ll see what the response is.”


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Rupp should have gotten the instigator.

Would have meant No Rupp or Torts for the Winter Classic.

They let him slide.

Posted by Siggy25 on 12/31/11 at 12:39 AM ET

K24's avatar

How would it have meant no Torts?

Posted by K24 from NYC on 12/31/11 at 01:14 PM ET

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