Wild goalie Alex Stalock fined $2K for dive vs. Jets

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Winnipeg Jets right wing Logan Shaw (38) scores a goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Alex Stalock (32) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (Andy Clayton-King / AP)

Minnesota Wild goalie Alex Stalock has been fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment during the third period of the team’s 6-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 21, the NHL announced Wednesday.

The fine was dolled out under the league’s Rule 64, which is aimed at penalizing players who dive and embellish repeatedly in an attempt to draw penalties.

The incident occurred at 0:15 of the third period between the Wild and Jets when Winnipeg centre Mark Scheifele takes a shot on net and bumps Stalock. The 32-year-old netminder then topples over into the crease.

Stalock was issued a warning under the same rule for an incident during the Wild’s game vs. the Penguins on Oct. 12. The second citation triggered the $2,000 fine.

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