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Eichel ejected for spearing Wild's Kaprizov

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A couple of stars got into it during Saturday's clash between the Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild.

Jack Eichel received a five-minute major and game misconduct for spearing Kirill Kaprizov, marking the first major penalty of the Golden Knights star's nine-year NHL career.

Kaprizov cross-checked Eichel prior to the incident. Officials can only assess spearing infractions as double-minor or major penalties.

Kaprizov got his revenge by scoring on the ensuing power play to break the game's scoreless deadlock.

Eichel registered five shots on goal in almost 13 minutes of ice time before getting tossed.

The 27-year-old entered Saturday's action with 25 goals and 57 points in 54 outings.

Vegas won the contest 2-1 in overtime after the Wild pulled their goalie in the extra frame. Jonathan Marchessault scored the deciding tally for his 40th goal of the season.

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