Carolina Hurricanes forward Viktor Stalberg was sent off for slashing, an obvious call he strongly contested.
Referee Gord Dwyer was in no mood to hear opposing viewpoints, let alone a stick banging on the glass. He paid a visit to the penalty box to share some thoughts with the penalized player.
While the video doesn’t include any audio from the exchange, you’d have to think that Dwyer’s not swapping cookie recipes with the Carolina winger.
Stalberg’s lucky he didn’t pick up another penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct for arguing that call.
39.2 Minor Penalty – A minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct shall be assessed under this rule for the following infractions:
(i) Any player who challenges or disputes the ruling of an official.
(ii) Any identifiable player who uses obscene, profane or abusive language or gestures directed at any on or off-ice official.
(iii) Any player or players who bang the boards with their sticks or other objects at any time, or who, in any manner show disrespect for an official’s decision.
39.4 Misconduct Penalty – Misconduct penalties shall be assessed under this rule for the following infractions:
(iii) Any player who, after being assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct minor penalty, persists in challenging or disputing the ruling of an official.
(iv) Any player or players who bang the boards with their sticks or other objects at any time, showing disrespect for an official’s decision, for which they have already been assessed a minor or bench minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.