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Video: Downie surpasses 200 PIM mark by pushing linesman


No one has surpassed the 200 penalty minute mark with the Pittsburgh Penguins since Rick Tocchet and Ulf Samuelsson did so in 1992-93 (252 and 249 PIM respectively). Then the Penguins signed Steve Downie to a one-year contract.

Downie went into Sunday’s game with a league-leading 199 penalty minutes in 60 contests. He became the first player this season to get over 200 minutes by pushing a linesman, which resulted in a 10-minute misconduct:

The 27-year-old forward also got two minutes for cross checking late in the second period and another 10-minute misconduct in the third frame.

Pittsburgh’s Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang were handed 10-minute and game misconducts respectively. Kunitz shot a puck at a referee following the first period, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Josh Yohe while Letang was booted for arguing with an official.

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