NHL suspends Lightning's Pat Maroon one game for unsportsmanlike conduct

Alexander Wennberg recorded a hat trick as the Florida Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1.

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon was given a one-game suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct after a penalty-filled affair with the Florida Panthers, the Department of Player Safety announced Sunday.

The incident occurred midway through the third period, when Maroon was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct.

There was a total of 136 penalty minutes and seven misconducts during the matchup between the two Central Division foes, which the Panthers went on to win 5-1.

The bad blood between these two teams should grow even further in the coming days, as the two Flordia-based squads are set to square off in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But first, they will face each other in Monday's season finale.

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