What we do know is that the check left Lightning head coach Jon Cooper furious … but it sounds like that’s all that will come of it.
Pateryn racked up 15 penalty minutes for that check, yet there won’t be any supplemental discipline for the infraction, which you can watch in the video above. That comes from TVA’s Renaud Lavoie.
Again, Cooper wasn’t happy:
And the updates seemed less-than-ideal, although Johnson reportedly traveled with the team.
Perhaps the league might have also been a little more likely to hand out a suspension if the Canadiens’ season wasn’t already over?
That’s for people to speculate, although chances are that the Lightning may remember this moment. Especially if Johnson misses some playoff games.