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Auston Matthews suspended two games for cross-checking Rasmus Dahlin

This one turned out to be easy to predict.

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The event:

The precedents:

See the list in this post, Ask Peelsy: How many games for Auston Matthews? but there has only been one cross-checking suspension this season.

The verdict:

The NHL video explainer is available at the link in the Tweet above, if you want to hear it. The gist of it is that the cross-check hits Dahlin in the neck. The play was not part of hockey action to box out a player, it was retaliation for the shoving match that preceded it.