Looks like Ryan Callahan won’t get suspended for hit on Kris Letang


Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan will not face a suspension hearing for his controversial check on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Callahan received a five-minute major for the hit, which you can watch in the video above. He explained his case for what happened here, claiming that Letang “turned at the last second.”

As one might expect, not everyone was happy with the league’s decision regarding discipline (or lack thereof).

There were some other controversial moments in the Lightning’s eventual 3-1 win in Game 1.

Ondrej Palat (only?) received a minor penalty for a hit on Brian Dumoulin while a Chris Kunitz knee-to-knee hurt Tyler Johnson.

So far, it appears as if all three incidents will pass by without a fine or a suspension, but PHT will make note if that changes. The two teams square off in Game 2 on Monday.