Panthers' Sam Bennett to have hearing for boarding Lightning's Blake Coleman in Game 1
The play resulted in a two-minute minor for charging and the penalty shifted momentum in Tampa Bay's favor. Bolts forward Brayden Point scored on the ensuing power play to tie the game and he then scored the game-winner just under six minutes later.
Lightning head coach Jon Cooper called Bennett's check on Coleman a "predatory hit," according to NHL.com's Brian Burns.
Bennett has not been suspended in his seven-year career. However, he received plenty of backlash in 2019 after a vicious hit on San Jose Sharks defenseman Radim Simek.