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Ducks are getting pretty acquainted with the penalty box

Ducks are getting pretty acquainted with the penalty box

The Ducks can’t stay out of the penalty box.

They incurred 16 penalty minutes in Friday’s 3-1 loss to the Avalanche in Colorado, with five minors in the first period.

Four of those first-period penalties were slashing minors, keeping with the new league crackdown on stick infractions that “seem to be [intentional] or directed at the fingers and hands with greater force,” as new NHL head of player safety George Parros described it.

The fifth was a penalty for too many men on the ice, and the Ducks received another two slashing penalties later in the game.

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