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Report from Raleigh: Bayda's hit, Crosby's record and Carolina's loud crowd

Updated: May 22, 2009, 8:11 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The NHL opted not to suspend Carolina forward Ryan Bayda after he received a match penalty for intent to injure for cross checking Kris Letang in Thursday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Bayda was assessed a $2,500 fine, the most allowed under the collective-bargaining agreement.

"I saw everyone after the crosscheck," Letang said Friday. "I just saw everyone coming at me. They were icing the puck. I was just going back to try to touch the ...

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