The National Hockey League (NHL) decided to suspend Alex Killorn for one game on Thursday (10/09/2020). Allen Killorn, who is Lightning’s forward was suspended for boarding Brock Nelson from New York Islander during the finals of Game 2 Eastern Conference.
Killorn will skip the third game of the series to be held in Edmonton on Friday.
According to the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, Killorn’s suspension came after he aggressively hit a defenseless player from behind. While making the announcement of the suspension, the department went on to say that the hit player was no longer in control of the puck.
Referee Kelly Sutherland assessed a major and game misconduct to the team’s forward. Tampa Bay decimated the subsequent five-minute power play and went on to win the game 2-1. Lightning surpasses the best-of-seven series two games to none.
However, Killorn may not be the only forward from Tampa Bay Lightning to skip Game 3. Brayden Point, the team’s center, dropped out of Game 2 in the second period with a noticeable injury. Lightning coach Jon Cooper spoke to reporters that he would have more details on Point’s status Friday morning.