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2024 Stanley Cup Final

One Edmonton Player Fined after Game 2 Loss to Florida Panthers



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Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Carrick was fined by the NHL on Tuesday after getting a little too cozy with Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov late in Game 2 on Monday night. // Screenshot SN

There was a fine assessed on an Edmonton Oilers player by the NHL Department of Player Safety from Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final — but it was not Leon Draisaitl nor Warren Foegele.

On Tuesday, Edmonton forward Sam Carrick was hit with a $2,213.54 fine — again, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement — for slashing Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.

Carrick went below the belt on Kulikov with 2:03 remaining, the infraction coming moments after Aaron Ekblad scored into an empty net for the final tally in Florida’s 4-1 win in Game 2.

The Panthers have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series which now heads to Edmonton for Game 3 on Thursday night.

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Carrick was not only hit with 2-minutes for slashing, but was also sent to the room with a 10-minute misconduct.

The biggest penalties of the night by the Oilers came earlier.

At 9:21 of the first period, Foegele got a 5-minute major and 10-minute misconduct for kneeing Eetu Luostarinen.

Florida was unable to cash in on the power play after Oliver Ekman-Larsson cut into it with a tripping call of his own.

In the third, Draisaitl was given a 2-minute minor for roughing after launching into Florida captain Sasha Barkov along the wall.

Barkov left the game and did not return.

On Tuesday, coach Paul Maurice said Barkov came into the team’s training facility in Fort Lauderdale and “feels good.’’

Maurice did not go into much detail on Barkov’s injury although he did use language which would suggest his team’s captain is in a concussion protocol.

The Panthers are expected to practice at the IcePlex on Wednesday before flying to Edmonton.

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  • When: Thursday, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Rogers Place; Edmonton, Alberta
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  • Series Schedule, All Games 8 p.m. on ABC — Game 1: @Florida 3, Edmonton 0; Game 2: @Florida 4, Edmonton 1; Game 3: Florida at Edmonton, Thursday; Game 4:Florida at Edmonton, Saturday June 15; Game 5*: Edmonton at Florida, Tuesday June 18; Game 6*:Florida at Edmonton, Friday June 21; Game 7*: Edmonton at Florida, Monday June 24. (*) – If Necessary
  • How They Got Here — Florida: d. Tampa Bay 4-1, Boston 4-2, New York Rangers 4-2; Edmonton: d. Los Angeles 4-1, Vancouver 4-3, Dallas 4-2.
  • This Season (Florida Won 2-0) — At Florida: Panthers 5, Oilers 3 (Nov. 20). At Edmonton: Panthers 5, Oilers 2 (Dec. 17).
  • Last Season: Edmonton Won 2-0
  • All-time Regular Season Series: Oilers lead 23-16-0, 3 ties
  • Postseason History: First Meeting

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I’m disgusted, they didnt even fine him.. So I guess the precedence has been set. You can go after the other team’s best player and taje them out And nothing will happen to you so I hope they go After McDavid, take his knees out, break his jaw. Do something to take him off the ice, what ever it takes, he needs to be injured, You know accidentally without intent of course

Last edited 5 days ago by surveyjay

All this chatter about retribution does accomplishes nothing, but it would allow Edmonton back into the series. Continue the suffocating forecheck like last night and we’ll have watched the last home game of the year.


What do you mean? No one will get suspended or anything? It’ll be a 2 minute penalty. Take McDavid out , one guy sits for 2 minutes. Take draisaitle out, then another guy sits for 2 minutes. Even if they score on us. It’s only 2 goals. Then they’re two best guys are out of the game and possibly out of the series… it’s brilliant. They’ve set the precedence, no majors for taking out a star, only a two minute minor.


No, it won’t be the same if we did something to them, and we all know it. So just go out and play our game and keep winning, worry about the other shit next year.


I’m just being facetious of course, im just irate over the whole thing. And obviously you guys are right, the best course of action is to get payback in the way of wins. But I tell you what, if we’re up, Like 4 goals with 5 minutes left to go in one of these games, I hope we take some runs at some guys. That’s all i’m saying.

Duke del Valle

The number one priority in game three is playing hard and clean in order to keep Edmonton’s power play off the ice while building a lead. If the Panthers are up and the game is essentially won — then you can have someone turn the tables if you even want to. It’d have to be someone like Cousins as you don’t want someone essential getting hit with a suspension and goof the roster and lines up for game four and beyond. Disappointing the Oilers resorted to this trash. The NHL not doing anything is par for the course. Go Cats.… Read more »

Jon Baldwin

I’m not even sure why the department of “player safety” even exists. Pathetic.

Brian wilkie

Player safety Bennet crosses the line every game just ask Marchand

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