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.
Tampa Bay’s Pat Maroon has been suspended for one game for unsportsmanlike conduct for his actions during last night’s game against Florida. https://t.co/eWrrx7F6v1
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 9, 2021
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.