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League fines Wings' Legwand, Pens' Neal

Veteran forwards fined $5,000 each for actions in Thursday's game at Joe Louis Arena

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 3:44 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
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DETROIT – Red Wings center David Legwand and Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal each received $5,000 fines for their actions during Detroit’s 5-4 overtime win Thursday, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety has announced.

Neal was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for cross-checking Red Wings center Luke Glendening at 5:19 of the second period.

With the scored tied 4-4, Legwand was given a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for butt-ending Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin at 16:14 of the third period.

The Red Wings managed to kill off the five-minute penalty, including the final 1:14 to start overtime.

“Our penalty kill guys did an amazing job for us and they deserve like a big-time standing ovation,” Wings forward Tomas Tatar said. “They pretty much helped give us the two points.”

The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
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GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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