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Gesture on Cole Caufield: Calvin de Haan will pay

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan was fined $ 2,500 on Friday for tripping Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield in the third period of the game played the day before at United Center.

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That’s small consolation for the Habs, who suffered a 3-2 overtime loss. On the sequence that occurred behind the net of goalkeeper Marc-André Fleury, the Hawks player threw his rival on the ice, but no penalty was imposed.

The referees’ verdict helped fuel the frustration of Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme and his men who saw Chicago’s decisive goal confirmed in extra time after a lengthy video review.

Philipp Kurashev’s net was validated despite heavy contact between goaltender Samuel Montembeault and two players before the puck went behind the goal line. In addition, Kurashev’s entry into the territory was considered good, even if he presented himself before the puck which he fully controlled according to the officials.

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