The incident occurred at 11:03 of the second period — no penalty was assessed on the play and Connolly eventually returned to action.
Part of the reason for the three-game suspension was Green’s reputation, as he was deemed a repeat offender after getting suspended three games in 2010 for elbowing then-Florida forward Michael Frolik:
Green will miss Saturday’s game in Boston, Sunday’s home date with Toronto and Tuesday’s contest in New York against the Islanders. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Green will forfeit $85,135.14, with all funds going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Penguins push Capitals to brink of elimination with OT win
The Pittsburgh Penguins ended a long run of playoff overtime struggles on Wednesday … and are now one win away from ending the Washington Capitals’ season.
Many expected the Penguins to crater on defense without Kris Letang (they were 2-8-1 in the regular season without him). While there were shaky moments, Pittsburgh emphasized its speed and other strengths in taking a 3-2 overtime thriller against Washington.
With that, the Penguins’ series lead grows to 3-1.
Trevor Daley, traded to Blackhawks for Sharp & Johns and to #Pens for Scuderi (who was flipped to LA for Ehrhoff) played 28:41 in G4 W.
“It’s been a great city, a city that’s survived for many years through some tough times and for me, growing up there doesn’t seem too long ago,” Upshall said. “Places that probably aren’t standing anymore will be really, really tough to take. But as long as everyone’s OK, that’s the main thing.”