minor penalty


Definition of minor penalty

: a 2-minute suspension of a player in ice hockey with no substitute allowed

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On the downside, the first challenge that proves unsuccessful will result in a minor penalty. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Devils select Jack Hughes at No. 1 in NHL draft," 21 June 2019 On the downside, each coach’s challenge that proves unsuccessful will result in a minor penalty. John Wawrow, The Denver Post, "NHL expands video review after calls missed in playoffs," 20 June 2019 The Kings even took two minor penalties while trailing in the final minutes, eliciting boos from the sellout crowd. USA TODAY, "Hornqvist gets 2 goals, Penguins beat slumping LA Kings 3-1," 19 Jan. 2018 The Capitals outshot the Lightning 38-23 but didn't help goaltender Braden Holtby with six minor penalties. Stephen Whyno, chicagotribune.com, "Victor Hedman, Lightning beat Capitals to cut East final deficit to 2-1," 15 May 2018 While offenders spend their minor penalties chirping with fans and sneaking sweets, what unfolds on the ice during their exile often has major implications, particularly in the playoffs. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Enter the Sin Bin: What It's Like to Be Sent to 'Adult Timeout' in the NHL," 17 Apr. 2018 For their part, the Ducks were not able to generate consistent pressure on Martin Jones, who made 25 saves, and instead committed seven minor penalties. Tim Hackett, SI.com, "Stanley Cup Playoffs Roundup: Flyers Rebound, Jets Soar, Haula a Hero," 14 Apr. 2018 Plenty other minor penalties—roughing, holding, embellishment, etc.—require an in-the-moment referee’s interpretation too, but those only result in power plays. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Ambiguous Goalie Interference Rules Continue to Bemuse NHL Ahead of Playoffs," 11 Apr. 2018 The Washington Post'sIsabelle Khurshudyan reported that Anderson's hit, as well as a hit delivered by the Capitals' Tom Wilson on Alexander Wennberg that received a minor penalty, will be reviewed by the Department of Player Safety. Kevin Allen, USA TODAY, "NHL player safety sends message with suspension of Drew Doughty, and more could be coming," 12 Apr. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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