4:43 p.m.: The Department of Player Safety announced that Maroon will be suspended for one game for unsportsmanlike conduct, the team’s final regular season game against Florida.
10:59 a.m.: With a first-round matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers coming up shortly, there have been plenty of words between the two teams with Lightning forward Pat Maroon being one of the loudest. The forward was clear recently before their two-game regular season bout started Saturday to end the regular season that Tampa Bay wanted to make it clear who Florida would be playing in the first-round.
That got things started in their first game on Saturday as Maroon and Florida’s Brandon Montour, once teammates together with the Anaheim Ducks, had words with 6:02 remaining in the third period. Following that, Maroon freed himself from a referees who were escorting him off the ice and attacked Montour as the defenseman was also being escorted off ice (video here). Maroon received a minor penalty for roughing and both players received misconduct penalties.
Now, on top of that, the Department of Player Safety announced that supplemental discipline may be in order as they will have a hearing for Maroon for roughing Montour.
The two teams meet again Monday for their regular season finale before starting up again for the playoffs.
If he does get supplemental discipline, it will be because he shoved his way through a few referees to get to Montour which is a big no-no. Nothing otherwise egregious about this.
I do love that things are flaring up just in time for the playoffs. It should be an outstanding playoff year. Due to the adjusted schedules, teams are already sick of each other. I love how everything is shaping up this year. Perhaps some of this new scheduling should be incorporated into the end of every year’s schedule going forward. It should also make playoff races more exciting down the stretch as well since it would give teams more power over their own destiny.
So Wilson gets a slap on the wrist from parros but maroon get a game — just pure bullcrap
Yep, it’s absolutely insane. The Rangers were right. Parros isn’t fit to serve in his role anymore.
He endangered the referees. Once they get you separated, you’re not supposed to push them aside and go after someone. It’s no surprise he got one game and probably where the game misconduct penalties came from.
Are you guys going to hijack every thread to whine about Tom Wilson now? Move on already.