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Video- Tyler Seguin’s High-Stick On Jared Spurgeon

via Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,

The Wild played six minutes in the third without top-pair defenseman Jared Spurgeon. Tyler Seguin took a baseball swing at a puck in mid-air and instead nailed Spurgeon on the chin. No penalty was called despite Spurgeon leaking blood. He brushed it off afterward, saying, “Just a couple stitches.”

Yeo wanted a five-minute major. The refs told the Wild they didn’t know whose stick hit Spurgeon.

“Obviously, they got a tough job,” Dubnyk said. “I thought the refs did a good job tonight, but it’s tough to see how four guys can miss when the puck’s there. It’s not like it happened away from the play. I would think that everybody is looking at the net when the puck’s up in the air. The other thing I said too is why would our sticks be swinging toward our net? We’re not trying to bat the puck in the net, so we didn’t hit him. Obviously, it’s frustrating when they get the call at the end of the game there, but I thought those guys did a good job tonight. It’s tough for them, if they don’t see it they can’t just make it up either. They don’t get look at the video board and decide what happens, so it’s tough for them too. I thought they did a good job tonight.”

The Wild did win the game, 2-1.

 

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Alan's avatar

No penalty was called despite Spurgeon leaking blood

Technically, this is a follow-through, right? If so, then there should be no surprise there wasn’t a penalty called. As much as we fans don’t like it when stuff like this doesn’t get called, that doesn’t make it any more of a penalty.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/10/16 at 11:26 AM ET

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Just because he was aiming at the puck doesn’t make it any less of a penalty. You’re expected to be in control of your stick and not get guys in the face. It was a reckless play that should obviously been penalized if the refs saw it.

Posted by Stza on 01/10/16 at 02:08 PM ET

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No penalty was called despite Spurgeon leaking blood.

Why would there be a call because he was leaking blood?  Obviously they didn’t the contact, so they damn well better not be calling a penalty based solely on the fact that someone was bleeding.

Posted by Garth on 01/10/16 at 08:25 PM ET

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