GM Bryan Murray visited with the referees to find out why Jarkko Ruutu was given a misconduct in the third. Devils tough guy Andrew Peters charged that Ruutu’s fingers found their way to his mouth during a scrum, but Ruutu denied such a thing happening and apparently there’s video proof to back up his claim. “There’s a pile-up and I ended up getting 10 minutes. I don’t know why,” Ruutu said after the game. What did Peters say to Ruutu with all the words he had for him as the two sat in the box? “I don’t know, I never listen to guys,” said Ruutu. “He just doesn’t like me, I guess.”
~ The Ottawa Sun
Peters would have fought Ruutu in a squirmish but Ruutu didn’t fit Peters’ criteria. For one thing, he wasn’t a goalie and for another, Ruutu wasn’t engaged in a fight prior to the altercation in question.