GIF: Radko Gudas slashes at Panthers bench after being sprayed with waterbottle

by Oct 27, 6:44 PM

An odd sequence punctuated the second period of Sunday evening's all-Florida hockey game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. 

With just a bit over seven minutes left in the second frame, bearded Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas took a spill near the Florida Panthers bench. Panthers veteran Scott Upshall - a frequent healthy scratch of late - took the opportunity to channel John Tortorella and squirt Gudas with his water-bottle. 

Gudas' reaction was a bit over the top, and resulted in a game misconduct for the young Lightning defender. Here's a .gif of Gudas' slash:

[Courtesy Fox Sports]

Scott Upshall was assessed a bench minor for unsportsmanlike conduct for his Supersoaker hi-jinks.

Oct 29, 3:07 PM

NHL rescinds Radko Gudas' game misconduct from Sunday

by Oct 29, 3:07 PM

The NHL has rescinded the game misconduct assessed to Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas on Sunday night. 

Gudas was assessed the misconduct when he slashed the Panthers bench after Panthers winger Scott Upshall sprayed the bearded Lightning defenseman with blue Gatorade.

Gudas, for what it's worth, expressed relief: