Panthers Ryan Lomberg Suspended One Game For Instigating

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers
Apr 24, 2022; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81) has blood coming down his eyebrow after fighting Florida Panthers left wing Ryan Lomberg (94) during the third period at FLA Live Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Florida’s Ryan Lomberg has been automatically suspended for one game for Instigating in the Final Five Minutes of Regulation, according to the NHL Department of Player Safety.

Coach Andrew Brunette was fined $10,000.

The Panthers are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference with 120 points, posting a 57-16 record. The Lightning are not far behind them, currently sitting in third place with 106 points.

Both teams have qualified for the playoffs and this could be something to watch if these two teams see eachother again.