Oilers’ Warren Foegele ejected from Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final for kneeing Eetu Luostarinen



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SUNRISE, Fla. — Edmonton Oilers third-line right wing Warren Foegele received a five-minute major and a game misconduct 9:21 into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night for kneeing Florida Panthers third-line left wing Eetu Luostarinen.

Luostarinen crumpled to the ice in pain and eventually left the game putting little weight on his right leg. He was able to return to the Panthers bench later in the period.

The Panthers didn’t take a shot in the first 1:37 of the major, and then Oliver Ekman-Larsson took a costly tripping penalty to negate the next two minutes.

Nineteen seconds into the resulting four-on-four, Mattias Ekholm scored five-hole on the Oilers’ first shot of the game, 11:17 in, for a 1-0 lead — a rare softy allowed by Sergei Bobrovsky.

There was 1:23 left in the major after the four-on-four was completed. The Panthers only recorded one shot in that time.

The referees did review the major call before upholding it. It looked like Foegele intended to go for a full body check before extending his leg.

Foegele scored 20 goals in the regular season this year but has been in and out of the Oilers lineup in the playoffs.

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