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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