Remember a few weeks ago when I talked about how much I hate the rule about suspensions for instigators in the last 5 minutes of a game? Well, it happened again last night.
90 seconds left in a game, and Andy Sutton comes flying at Mike Green Elbow first. Mike Green attempts to get out of the way, so Larsen leaps, elbows first. In the ensuing melee, Larsen turtles any fighting (which is just pathetic). Suspensions are doled out after half a dozen fights, and Brashear gets 3 games, and Sutherby gets 1 game for the Caps. Mellanby gets a game for the Thrashers. Yet Larsen gets squat. Someone want to explain why fighting someone who squares off with you is worse than attempting to kill anyone?
Gary Bettman should be ashamed.