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Department of Player Safety PUNISHES Maple Leafs forward

Published April 23, 2023 at 4:42 PM
BY RYAN
Last night's Atlantic division series game 3 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning was nothing short of intense, as both teams brought their A-game to the ice. The game was filled with several physical plays, multiple fights, and exciting moments that kept fans on the edge of their seats. However, it was the Maple Leafs who emerged victorious, winning the game 4-3 in a thrilling overtime finish and taking a 2-1 lead in the series.

Unfortunately, amidst all the excitement, there was also an incident of concern that caught the attention of the NHL Department of Player Safety. In the second period of the game, Sam Lafferty of the Maple Leafs delivered a cross check that rode up the arm of Ross Colton and hit him in the face. As a result, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Lafferty would be issued a fine for his actions.

Despite the negative incident, the game itself was still one for the books. With both teams demonstrating their physicality and skill on the ice, it was an exciting display of hockey that showcased the best of what these teams have to offer. Fans of both the Maple Leafs and Lightning will surely be eagerly anticipating the next game in the series, as the battle for Atlantic division supremacy continues.

Toronto's Sam Lafferty has been fined $3,108.11, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Cross-checking against Tampa Bay's Ross Colton.





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