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Penguins’ Matt Cooke reportedly gets four-game suspension

02.09.11 at 1:15 pm ET
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Penguins forward Matt Cooke was suspended four games by the league for his hit from behind on Fedor Tyutin on Tuesday night (video below), according to multiple reports. Cooke left his feet to slam Tyutin into the boards while the Blue Jackets defenseman played the puck. Cooke received a charging penalty on the play.

Two days earlier, Cooke took out Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, sticking out his knee and tripping the Capitals star (video below). Cooke received a penalty and earned the ire of the Capitals.

“It’s Matt Cooke, OK. Need we say more?” Caps coach Bruce Boudreau said. “It’s not like it’s his first rodeo. He’s done it to everybody and then he goes to the ref and says, ‘What did I do?’ He knows darn well what he did. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’s good at it and he knows how to do it, he knows how to pick this stuff.

“We as a league still buy into this that it was an accidental thing.”

Here’s the hit on Tyutin:

Here’s the hit on Ovechkin:

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