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Watch KHL goalie Matt Dalton get ejected for slashing opponent in groin (VIDEO)

Sean Leahy
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Being the guy who sets up in front of a goaltenders' crease warrants some courage. There's the cross-checks, slashes and all-around abuse that comes with the role; just ask guys like Tomas Holmstrom, who made a career of it.

Ak Bars Kazan forward Alexei Tereshchenko found this out first hand on Friday during their KHL first round playoff series versus Neftekhimik.

Early in the second period, with the game still scoreless, Tereschenko set up in front of Neftekhimik goaltender Matt Dalton during a power play and was minding his own business when Dalton felt he needed to clear his line of sight:

For the slash to the jewels, Dalton was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct.

There's two thoughts here. First, one (like Mr. Dalton) might believe that Tereschenko made a meal out of the slash to help draw a penalty. On the other hand, those of us with the type of equipment that Dalton went after know that it's not the best area on the body to take a goalie stick to.

Ak Bars would win the game 3-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the series over Neftekhimik.

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