Allen's Whitley receives one game suspension
Frustrated goalie spears Jacobsen, pays price
It's pretty simple. Spear a player. Get a suspension. 'Nuff said.
There's no double standard here. Jaeger did it early in the season because he couldn't get the on-ice officials to do anything about a player who was hitting him with his stick inside the crease. Jaegs finally took matters into his own hands. Does that make it right? Depends on your point of view, but it's against the rules nonetheless.
Whitley had no such excuse. Just another gutless move from a frustrated American player.
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