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Referees decide to call double minor, even though player isn't cut

Published February 24, 2024 at 4:58 PM
BY SAM

The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers are renewing their rivalry in one of the early games on a busy Saturday across the National Hockey League. As such tempers are already high, this won't help things that's for sure.

In the second period with the game tied at 0 a double minor was called for high sticking on Flyers forward Garnet Hathaway even though Rangers defender K'Andre Miller wasn't cut on the play; take a look.


Garnet Hathaway double minor penalty for high-sticking against K'Andre Miller
#NYR 0 #Flyers 0 2nd



It was deemed by the officials that Miller was hurt on the play, which let them call a double minor to review the play, after reviewing the play, Hathaways double minor stood because the officials deemed the high-stick on Miller wasn't a follow through.

The initial call was allowed to stand on the play because they had said that Miller was hurt, but he didn't leave the game and he wasn't cut on the bench.

The Rangers would go on to score on the ensuing 4 minute powerplay and at the end of the 2nd period lead the Flyers by a score of 1-0
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Referees decide to call double minor, even though player isn't cut

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