Erik Johnson controversial slash and cross-check on Vladislav Namestnikov

erik johnson vladislav namestnikov
The Tampa Bay Lightning were lighting up the Colorado Avalanche 4 - 1 on Saturday night, when Avs defenseman Erik Johnson lashed out at Bolts forward Vladislav Namestnikov. It was an ugly play where Johnson two-handed slashed Namestnikov's hands, and then cross-checked him into the boards at full speed. Here is the the play.



The final score was 6 - 5 for the Lightning. Johnson was given a slashing minor, a boarding major and a game misconduct penalty for his reckless play. He is scheduled to have a hearing with the league for supplemental discipline. How many games should Erik Johnson be suspended? Comment below.

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