In the first period, NHL officials called the Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils for a combined three minor penalties for face-off violations.
This season, the NHL is cracking down on where players align on the hashmarks for draws, which caused a lot of players in tonight’s game to get thrown out.
For the record. We've had three of these already in this contest. pic.twitter.com/AqyacV0sGK
— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) September 19, 2017
1:20 in the first, with the Capitals killing a Devils’ four-on-three powerplay, Tyler Graovac was tossed from the dot. Up stepped defenseman Taylor Chorney, who has never taken a regular season face-off before in his career.
Of course he won it.
What a weird game.
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