NHL Fines Kings GM Dean Lombardi $50,000

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has fined Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi $50,000 for his comments questioning the integrity of league vice president Mike Murphy.

Lombardi was upset after a disputed goal was allowed to stand during his team’s 2-0 loss to Phoenix on Thursday night.

Replays appear to show the puck being high-sticked into the net but officials in the league’s video room in Toronto decided not to overturn the on-ice call after reviewing tape.

After the game, Lombardi told a reporter for the Kings website that Murphy wouldn’t give his team a favorable call because he once lost out on the GM job in Los Angeles.

Murphy played for the Kings during his NHL career and is a former coach of the team. He is currently in charge of goal reviews for the league.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. Dwain Gallo says:

    Murphy is a rat basterd!

    1. Not newsworthy says:

      I agree Murphy should get a Morphed la hater

  2. bgold13 says:

    Same as the game at Ottawa too

  3. Trisha says:

    Why fine him? He was just bring honest! That was an awful judgement call and it was CLEARLY a bad goal!

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