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Referee Almost Ejects Rangers Forward From Game After Accidental Hit on Johnny Gaudreau

Published February 29, 2024 at 10:31
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The Rangers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 last night. During the second period, a dangerous collision happened between Johnny Gaudreau and Vincent Trocheck.

Trocheck and Gaudreau's Collision: Referees Make Surprising Call on the Ice



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As Vincent Troheck was making his way back to his bench, he had to skate between his teammate Mett Rempe and his opponent Johnny Gaudreau. He entered in a violent collision with Gaudreau on the way.


Here's what went down:


Trocheck received a five-minute major penalty and the refs reviewed the incident.

In the review, we can sclearly see that Trocheck attemped to avoid the contact:


After careful consideration, the referees decided to reverse their decision.

Gaudreau stated after the game that he agrees with the decision to reverse the penalty on Trocheck, his friend.

"#CBJ Johnny Gaudreau made it clear he did not think #NYR Vinny Trocheck should have been penalized on his mid-ice hit in the second period.

Trocheck came to the #CBJ dressing room post-game to check in with Gaudreau. They're good friends. No issues going forward."


At 9 750 000$ a year, do you think Gaudreau is overpaid?
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Referee Almost Ejects Rangers Forward From Game After Accidental Hit on Johnny Gaudreau

At 9 750 000$ a year, do you think Gaudreau is overpaid?

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