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Vegas Golden Knights forward narrowly avoids a game misconduct on questionable hit after review

Published January 22, 2024 at 9:29 PM
BY SAM
Tonight, the Vegas Golden Knights are visiting the New Jersey Devils and the Knights just missed having to play the rest of the game short handed as a forward was almost kicked out of the game.

Vegas Golden Knights forward Brett Howden lays a questionable hit on Devils rookie Simon Nemec in which he appears to leave his feet and make contact with the head; take a look.


Howden knows Nemec is in a vulnerable position, comes at him from behind and knows it's a hit that you just cannot make. Fortunately for him, the play was reviewed after being called a 5 minute major and downgraded to a minor penalty.



Brett Howden was initially called for a major, but after review they reduced it to a minor.

NJ is given a matching minor, 4-on-4 hockey.

Very lucky for Vegas. That hit looked late and high to me, but Howden's elbow might've hit Nemek's neck/shoulders, rather than his head.

Even though it was reduced to a minor you'd have to think that the Department of Player Safety would at least look at this. We'll see.
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Vegas Golden Knights forward narrowly avoids a game misconduct on questionable hit after review

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