Rugged Winnipeg Jets winger Anthony Peluso received a five-minute major and game misconduct for boarding Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski on Saturday. The hit happened in the second period.
Here’s video of the hit (H/T to Kukla’s Korner):
Goligoski, 28, returned during the third period, which might help Peluso, 24, to avoid a suspension or fine. He doesn’t have a history of supplemental discipline during his brief time in the NHL.
The Stars scored two power-play goals following that hit, so Dallas made Peluso and the Jets pay on the ice.
Dallas eventually won 6-4 as Sergei Gonchar collected four assists while the Stars chased Ondrej Pavelec.