Steven Stamkos gets misconduct penalty after stick goes into stands

Friday March 13th, 2015

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos received a 10-minute misconduct penalty against the Boston Bruins after his stick broke and he tossed it toward the Lightning bench. Part of the stick landed in the stands. 

A misconduct penalty is assessed any time a player unintentionally or accidentally throws his stick or part of his stick outside of the playing surface, per NHL rules

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Because of the penalty, Stamkos had to sit out of the game's shootout as well. The Bruins won the game 3-2 via the shootout. 

NHL player safety will review the stick toss, and Stamkos could potentially face further discipline. 

The Lightning host the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.

- Molly Geary

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