NHL Playoffs 2012: A Look at All the Suspensions in the Postseason

May 18th, 2012 by JB Webber Leave a reply »
This year the postseason has been bogged down with a number of penalties, yet it's the number of penalties that have resulted in suspensions that is so staggering. 

There have been 11 suspensions in this year's playoffs as we near the halfway mark of the second round. Last year there were only four, not including two carry-overs from the regular season.

There were a total of six suspensions in the first round of this years playoffs alone, with two being dealt to Pittsburgh, and one a piece for Chicago, Ottawa, New York and Vancouver.

Out of all the suspensions, the one that is most frequent is the 'Boarding' call. In the later rounds it has only been for one game, but Byron Bitz of the Vancouver Canucks had to sit out for two.

From Carkner hunting down Boyle to throw some punches, to the elbow thrown By Carl Hagelin on Alfredsson, the Ottawa and New York series was a violent one, laden with penalties resulting in suspensions.

It became a bit of a fiasco when Carkner skated across ice to hit Boyle before tossing his gloves to throw some punches.

Boyle never even got his gloves off.

The attack o ...

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