Reaction to Simmonds penalty
The Kings were very lucky in the third period tonight, when Wayne Simmonds got a five-minute major penalty for butt-ending, and a game misconduct, with the Kings leading 4-3. The Avalanche tied the game before Brad Richardson scored a game-winning shorthanded goal. Replays were inconclusive, but Simmonds appeared to jam TJ Galiardi below the belt with the end of his stick. After the game, Simmonds said he wouldn’t comment on the hit before the NHL office reviewed it. Murray was asked whether he thought Simmonds would receive punishment from the league.
MURRAY: “I don’t know. I’m not real sure what the actual call was. A five-minute major, but was there anything more on there? I don’t know. Was it a game misconduct? Was it a match penalty? I don’t know that yet. I haven’t seen it. I would think there would be a look at it, from the league.”