Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Hynes Bothered on Penalty Shot

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Hynes Bothered on Penalty Shot

Article excerpt

This time, John Hynes kept his cool.

The Devils eventually coach got his point across - though it ultimately didn't help - when Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson was tripped by defenseman Dalton Prout and awarded a penalty shot at 6:28 of the second period of the Devils' 4-1 loss on Sunday afternoon at Prudential Center.

The Blue Jackets said Anderson hurt his ankle on the play and was unable to take the penalty shot, though he eventually returned to play in the period. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella initially sent out Sam Gagner to take the penalty shot but Hynes protested it needed to be someone who had been on the ice during the play.

So Brandon Dubinsky came out and beat Cory Schneider.

"I'm in no position as the opposing coach to determine whether a player is hurt or not, that's up to the referees and the other coach," said Hynes, who negated a Devils power play by drawing a bench minor for unsportsmanlike conduct for arguing Taylor Hall should have been awarded a penalty shot in the Devils' 6-4 loss at Pittsburgh on Friday night. …

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