Dallas Stars President and CEO Brad Alberts has apologized to the NHL and the Las Vegas Golden Knights after his fans threw debris at opposing players during a 4-0 loss in Game 3 in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday.
With his team down 4-0 at the end of the second period, dallas fans they vented their disgust by throwing rubble onto the ice.
The officials had the players leave the ice for the locker room with 21.6 seconds left in the period after Dallas center Max Domi was handed a 10-minute misconduct penalty.
STARS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS PLAYOFF GAME STOPPED AFTER DALLAS FANS THROUGH ANGRY DEBRIS ON ICE
«On behalf of the dallas stars organization«I would like to apologize to the Vegas Golden Knights and the National Hockey League for the actions of some of our spectators at last night’s game,» Alberts said in a statement Wednesday. «His actions were unacceptable and endangered the safety of the players.» and fans at risk.»
«We take pride in providing the best experience to everyone who enters our stadium. The actions of these individuals certainly do not reflect our great city, organization, and loyalty. [fan base].»
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When the teams returned to the ice to finish the second perioda bag of popcorn was thrown in the direction of Las Vegas goalie Adin Hill.
«It was a little weird,» Hill said. «I’ve never seen so many things on the ice, that’s for sure.»
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The Golden Knights scored three first period goals, all of which came within the first 7:10 of the game.
«We have tremendous fans. We love playing for them. They’re committed and want it just as much as we do, and they showed it that way,» Stars forward Joe Pavelski said, according to the Dallas Morning News. «You don’t like to see it, but we have to be better for them.»
Vegas will look for the sweep in Game 4 on Thursday.