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NHL suspends Flyers coach John Tortorella 2 video games after he refused to depart bench post-ejection

John Tortorella gave officials an earful on Saturday. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella for two games after he refused to leave the bench following his ejection from Saturday’s 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The league announced the ban on Sunday alongside a $50,000 fine for

NHL suspends Flyers coach John Tortorella 2 video games after he refused to depart bench post-ejection

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John Tortorella gave officials an earful on Saturday. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

John Tortorella gave officers an earful on Saturday. (AP Picture/Chris O’Meara)

The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers head coach John Tortorella for 2 video games after he refused to depart the bench following his ejection from Saturday’s 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The league introduced the ban on Sunday alongside a $50,000 positive for Tortorella, citing his “unprofessional conduct directed on the officers by refusing to depart the bench space after being assessed a sport misconduct.”

The incident befell within the first interval Saturday after Tampa Bay opened a 4-0 lead lower than 11 minutes into the sport. Referee Wes McCauley issued Tortorella a sport misconduct on the heels of the Tampa Bay’s fourth purpose, a penalty that comes with an computerized ejection. Tortorella had argued a tripping penalty that preceded the Lightning’s energy play purpose.

However Tortorella did not depart the bench upon his ejection. He as an alternative stood at his submit and yelled at McCauley.

“I am not,” Tortorella appeared to inform McCauley together with just a few alternative phrases. He continued to trade phrases with officers whereas refusing to depart the bench. After almost two minutes, he lastly conceded and made his manner again into the tunnel.

The incident befell in Tampa because the Lightning celebrated their 2003-04 Stanley Cup championship workforce that Tortorella coached. Gamers in attendance from that that title workforce watched and laughed of their field as their former coach gave officers an earful.

Tortorella will miss upcoming video games in opposition to the San Jose Sharks (Tuesday) and Toronto Maple Leafs (Thursday). The 33-24-8 Flyers are in playoff place in third place within the Metropolitan Division with 17 video games remaining on their schedule.

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