Capitals Defenseman Michal Kempny gets Fined for Cross-Checking Cedric Paquette

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On Monday afternoon, the NHL Department of Player Safety issued a fine on Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny worth $2,419.35 for cross checking Cedric Paquette in the face during the third period of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The $2,419.35 is the maximum fine that is allowable under the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA). 

This cross-check came at 6:55 of the third period as the two were boxing each other out when Ryan McDonagh ripped a shot from the point. Kempny shoved Paquette but his stick on the check ended up hitting Paquette on the right side of his face. Kempny received a two-minute minor as a result.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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5 Responses to Capitals Defenseman Michal Kempny gets Fined for Cross-Checking Cedric Paquette

  1. “The two minute minor Penalty to Kempny was odd” said a NHL spokesperson “as he had actually committed the offense and We try to keep any facts out of our decision making!” #ALLCAPS


  2. DayOne Caps Fanatic says:

    Kempny saved the season for the Caps …. The multi-rookie Defense was horrid and the Caps were Team Turnover until Kempny arrived. Then he showed us he could score, and lately has shown a very refreshing mean streak. Good stuff


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