For the second time this season, New York Islanders ahead Mathew Barzal was flagged for an act of embellishment, aka diving, throughout a regular-season recreation. The second prevalence will price him some money.
The NHL introduced Thursday that it fined Barzal $2,000 as supplementary self-discipline following a flop that occurred within the April 22 recreation in opposition to the Washington Capitals. Within the second interval of that contest, Barzal reached for the stick of Washington ahead Carl Hagelin throughout what Barzal perceived to be a hooking penalty. Barzal then fell to the ice, however per TSN, referees allowed play to proceed with out assessing a penalty to both man.
Barzal was first flagged for diving for the 2020-21 marketing campaign in the course of the Jan. 30 matchup in opposition to the Philadelphia Flyers. A primary flag ends in a warning, whereas a second earns a participant a $2,000 tremendous. A 3rd offense would price Barzal $3,000.