Ryan Johansen Catches Brayden Point High With Dangerous Looking Elbow

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  • Nashville’s Ryan Johansen has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Elbowing Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point.
  • With the Lightning up 2-1 midway through the second period, Johansen was tracking a puck to the right of his goaltender Pekka Rinne in Nashville’s defensive zone.
  • A split-second before retrieving the biscuit on the boards, Johansen stopped and threw his left arm backwards in what can only be assumed was an attempt to protect the puck from an incoming Point.
  • In doing so, Johansen clipped the 23-year-old Lightning star in the face and sent him tumbling to the ice.
  • After a review of the play by the game’s officials, Johansen was assessed a major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct.
  • Point appeared to be alright after collecting himself, but needed to go to the dressing room to change his jersey, which had plenty of his own blood on it.
  • The Lightning did not score on the five-minute man advantage.

Sources & Credits: NHL player safety
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