Knights’ Howden assessed match penalty for hit to head of Kraken’s Tanev

Knights' Howden assessed match penalty for hit to head of Kraken's Tanev

Vegas Golden Knights forward Brett Howden received a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of Seattle Kraken forward Brandon Tanev in the defending champion’s 4-1 victory Tuesday night.

Howden caught an unsuspecting Tanev up high in the third period.

Brandon Tanev goes down following a collision with Brett Howden.

Howden was given a 5-minute match penalty.

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Tanev left the game and didn’t return after the collision. The decision to assess a five-minute major was upheld after review. The Kraken didn’t score on the subsequent power play.

Howden hasn’t received supplementary discipline in his NHL career.

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