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Watch: Player Receives Match Penalty for Brutal Head Check

Published March 16, 2024 at 8:20 PM
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Tonight, the Panthers are playing against the Lightning. Though the game is ongoing, it has not gone on without incident, as one player already received a match penalty.

Kulikov Gets Match Penalty For Brutal Head Check



During a tense moment on the ice in tonight's game, Dmitry Kulikov of the Florida Panthers rammed into Conor Sheary of the Tampa Bay Lightning. This constituted an illegal check to the head and a match penalty for the player.

"Dmitry Kulikov gets a match penalty for an illegal check to the head AND Florida gets their goal waived off 😅"




Fans Throw Shade At Panthers After Match Penalty



Unsurprisingly, fans watching the game have already poked fun at Kulikov and the Panthers at large for this hit, having built a reputation as a particularly aggressive team.




The Lightning are currently leading 4-2 with 17 minutes left in the third period.

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Watch: Player Receives Match Penalty for Brutal Head Check

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