Golden Knights’ Howden suspended 2 games for hit on Kraken’s Tanev: What it means for Vegas

Vegas Golden Knights forward Brett Howden was suspended two games for an illegal check to the head on Seattle Kraken forward Brandon Tanev, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know:

The hit occurred 6:02 into the third period of Tuesday’s season opener in Las Vegas, which the defending Stanley Cup champions won 4-1.
Howden was assessed a match penalty, while Tanev left the game and did not return.
Howden, who assisted on the Golden Knights’ first goal of the game, tallied six goals and seven assists in 54 games last…

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