Breaking Down The Penalties When Greene Hit Goodrow

Greene Kings NHL hockeyWhen Matt Greene slid across the ice and delivered a late hip check on San Jose Sharks forward Barclay Goodrow, he started a fracas that got himself, and three other players sent to the penalty box.  Kings public address announcer Dave Joseph was given the penalties to read, but unfortunately did not announce what was actually called.  Referees Brian Pochmara and Brad Meier handed these penalties to the four guilty parties.

Matt Greene: 2 minutes for interference, 2 minutes for roughing.

Andy Andreoff: 2 minutes for roughing, 5 minutes for fighting.

Mike Brown: 2 minutes for roughing.

Barclay Goodrow: 5 minutes for fighting.

Immediately what stands out is that Matt Greene and Mike Brown did not receive fighting majors for their part of the scrum.  While it was not much of a fight, because neither player was given a fighting major it helped out Goodrow and Andreoff.  Since Goodrow and Andreoff started their fight after Greene and Brown, the correct call would have been to eject both players with Game Misconduct calls since the fight happened after, and not simultaneously to, the original fight.  Since Greene and Brown only got minor penalties, this gave Andreoff and Goodrow the only fight.  Another argument that could have been made that if Brown and Greene was classified a fight, would Brown get a penalty for instigating a fight?  Those 17 minutes in penalties would have ended Mike Brown’s night, unless the Kings found a way to get the game to overtime where he would have enjoyed the overtime from the bench.

Now that the Kings are sitting with an extra four minutes in penalties after all was said and done they actually had an important decision to make.  The Kings decided to put Greene’s penalties on the board and play one man short for four minutes.  Their other option would have actually been to play 5-on-3 for two minutes and have one of Greene’s minor penalties and Andreoff’s minor penalty on the board.  What is also interesting about this option of playing down two men is that both Greene and Andreoff have to fully serve their penalty time in the box.  The Kings would have had to have sent two players just to serve the penalties of Greene and Andreoff, and not just Nick Shore who spent a lot of time in the penalty box serving the time of others.

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Comments

  1. Crown Royal says:

    Greene was mugging the Sharks all night. If he had been in Central Park instead of the King’s defensive zone (where most of the game was played) he would be on his way to Rikers Island sentenced for assault and battery. He could have been called for four or five other penalties that weren’t called. I’m not a big Matt Greene fan, I think both Forbort and McNabb are better, but Greene was at least interested in the game unlike Gaborik and a few others.

    JQ was O.K. in net but I was shocked that the “Hockey Genius Sutter” didn’t figure out a way for his boy “Lewie” to win the game for the Kings.

    Schultz as a top-four D-Man, really Darryl? Really? Really? You think you’re going to win the Stanley Cup that way?????

    Not knocking Nolan who is O.K. to plug into the line-up once in a while but it would have been nice to have Weal’s speed in skill in there against a fast team. Then” Hall of Famer” Lewis could have gone back to the fourth line where he’s more effective.

    Muzzin was terrible, the D did nothing to help, and DB was the King’s best player tonight. Oh, where was “I’m a ten million dollar player” Kopi most of the night? a little bit MIA, me thinks.