Toronto Maple Leafs forward Kyle Clifford was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding after hitting Tampa Bay Lightning centre Ross Colton in the first period of Game 1 of their first-round series on Monday.
A two-minute minor was initially given for the hit before the play was reviewed and eventually changed to a major and game misconduct.
In 23 games with the Maple Leafs this season, Clifford has recorded one goal and two assists.
“I didn’t like Cliff’s penalty. Cliff’s hit is not a hit you can make there,” Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said.