No one has surpassed the 200 penalty minute mark with the Pittsburgh Penguins since Rick Tocchet and Ulf Samuelsson did so in 1992-93 (252 and 249 PIM respectively). Then the Penguins signed Steve Downie to a one-year contract.
Downie went into Sunday’s game with a league-leading 199 penalty minutes in 60 contests. He became the first player this season to get over 200 minutes by pushing a linesman, which resulted in a 10-minute misconduct:
The 27-year-old forward also got two minutes for cross checking late in the second period and another 10-minute misconduct in the third frame.
Pittsburgh’s Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang were handed 10-minute and game misconducts respectively. Kunitz shot a puck at a referee following the first period, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Josh Yohe while Letang was booted for arguing with an official.