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Wild’s Foligno early game misconduct in Game 5 vs. Stars

DALLAS (AP) — Minnesota Wild forward Marcus Foligno got a game misconduct and a five-minute major penalty just over 2 minutes into Game 5 against the Dallas Stars after a knee-on-knee hit with Radek Faksa on Tuesday night.

Faksa remained facedown on the ice after the collision near the blue line, which came right after he had knocked the puck out of the air with his hand. He had to be helped off the ice once he got up, but returned to the game midway through the first period.

The major penalty was upheld and the game misconduct issued after officials reviewed the play.

Dallas took a 1-0 lead when Tyler Seguin scored eight seconds into the penalty. That was one of five shots the Stars got on goal in 2 1/2 minutes before defenseman Miro Heiskanen’s interference penalty that led to 4-on-4 hockey.

Seguin had two power-play goals in Game 4 when Dallas won 3-2 on Sunday night in Minnesota to even the series at two games apiece. Both of those came after penalties by Foligno.

There were seven 10-minute misconduct penalties issued in the final 5 1/2 minutes in the last game played in Dallas, which was Game 2 on Wednesday.


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