Should Erik Johnson be suspended for nasty play on Namestnikov?

Gabriel Landeskog scored a hat trick and recorded two assists but it wasn’t enough as the Tampa Bay Lightning hung on to defeat the Colorado Avalanche.

Colorado Avalanche defenceman Erik Johnson could be facing supplemental discipline for a nasty play he made on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov Saturday night.

Late in the second period of what ended up being a 6-5 Lightning victory, Johnson cross-checked Namestnikov who fell hard into the boards behind the Colorado net.

Johnson received a slashing minor, boarding major and a game misconduct for the play. Namestnikov was able to return to the game the following period.

The Lightning lost Ryan Callahan earlier this week after the forward crashed into the boards in a game against the Coyotes.

Namestnikov has 13 goals and 15 assists in 32 games this season playing on a line with Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov.


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