P.K. Subban was on the other end of bench shenanigans Tuesday night.
The Montreal Canadiens defenseman received a minor penalty for slashing against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Montreal’s eventual 4-2 loss. That’s usually no big deal, of course, except for the fact that Subban got the penalty while he was on the Montreal bench.
Subban received the penalty for going after Tampa Bay’s Brett Connolly. Subban took exception to Connolly trying to rough up Andrei Markov, so Subban walked down the bench and “slashed’ Connolly.
The slash was more of a poke, but Subban still picked up the penalty.
The Lightning scored 19 seconds into the ensuing power play.
Habs head coach Michel Therrien called the penalty “undisciplined,” and Subban admitted as much after the game.
“I let my frustration get the best of me,” Subban said, according to NHL.com. “(Markov) is my partner and obviously I want to stand up for him, but you can’t do that in a 1-1 game, so it’s probably something that I want to take back for sure. I probably should have just minded my own business. I’m on the bench, I shouldn’t be getting involved any way, but sometimes that’s what happens when emotions get the best of you.”
Subban, you’ll recall was on the receiving end of a squirt of water from then-Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton during last season’s playoff series between the two rivals.
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