Paul Bissonnette Ejected During First Period Of Blackhawks Vs. Coyotes Game

After one period, Game 4 of the Blackhawks vs. Coyotes series remains a scoreless affair. Early on, however, Chicago's Paul Bissonnette was ejected for an equipment violation. From NBC-5's Peggy Kusinski:

quick exit for #coyotes @biznasty2pointO after game misconduct, sweater not tied down during melee with @bollig87 #PhxChi

A player is required to wear a "fighting strap" underneath his jersey, which ties it down so that it can't be torn off during a fight. Failing to having it properly secured is an ejectable offense, as Bissonnette found Thursday night. Here's video of the fight, via Jimmy Traina:

In the scoreless tie, the Blackhawks lead thus far in shots taken, 11 to 5, and in takeaways, 2-0.

Follow along with this StoryStream for further updates. And for more, check out SB Nation's Blackhawks blog, Second City Hockey, and our Coyotes blog, Five For Howling.

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