Video: Prust hits goalie Bishop, Coburn stands up for teammate


The Tampa Bay Lightning earned a decisive victory Sunday night to take a 2-0 series lead over Montreal in the second round series. As the contest drew to a close though, Canadiens’ Brandon Prust tried to spark his team in preparation for the tough task ahead of them.

Prust knocked Ben Bishop behind the Lightning goaltenders’ net and Tampa Bay blueliner Braydon Coburn rushed to his netminder’s defense. You can see that incident below:

Coburn and Prust were both given fighting majors while the latter also got a misconduct, game misconduct, and a two-minute minor for tripping Bishop. That wasn’t the first time Prust got into trouble tonight and he finished the game with 31 total penalty minutes.

It’s worth noting that noting that Prust and Bishop have a history. They traded blows last year, as you can see below:

Prust also smashed Bishop into the boards during a game on March 16: