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Possible Supplemental Discipline for Sam Bennett After Two Dirty Plays Last Night

Published May 5, 2023 at 11:15
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The Toronto Maple Leafs suffered yet another home loss. Their 1-4 record when the have ice advantage is shameful.

The Panthers played an aggressive game, which ultimately gave them the edge they needed to beat the Leafs, leaving them down 0-2 in the series.

One player, in particular, was more aggressive than the rest ; Sam Bennett.

Possible Supplemental Discipline for Sam Bennett After Two Dirty Plays Last Night




Bennett's behavior during the game could lead to him facing suspension. He was involved in two dirty plays, and the Department of Player Safety is expected to make a decision on this soon.

The first hit was on Matthew Knies, which forced him to leave the game. Bennett appeared to mistake the game for wrestling and put Knies on the ground.


The second hit was even more dangerous, as Bennett gave Michael Bunting multiple cross-checks, one in the head and one in the back while Bunting was still on the ground.


Videos of the plays have been circulating on Twitter and fans are eagerly awaiting the decision of the Department of Player Safety. Some reports suggest that Bennett is unlikely to face suspension for either infraction. However, his behavior was undoubtedly dangerous, and fans are wondering how many games he should be suspended for.

The Leafs now have to regroup and find a way to win the next two games in Florida. With the Panthers holding the edge in the series, the Leafs will need their key players to step up and lead the way forward.

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