Montreal Canadiens forward Josh Anderson suspended two games

NEW YORK — Montreal Canadiens forward Josh Anderson was suspended for two games by the NHL on Sunday for boarding Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on Saturday.

The play occurred midway through the third period of the Golden Knights’ 6-5 win over the Canadiens on Saturday night when Anderson hit Pietrangelo into the side boards from behind after the defenseman had already given up the puck.

Anderson received a boarding major and game misconduct penalty on the play, resulting in an ejection for the latter.

He will miss the Canadiens’ games at Detroit on Tuesday night and against Vancouver on Wednesday.

Anderson has two goals and five points in 12 games this season, and he is second on the Canadiens with 19 penalty minutes. A 28-year-old right wing, Anderson is in his third season with Montreal after six seasons in Columbus.

Earlier Sunday, the NHL suspended Florida Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk two games for poking Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick in the face with his stick, also on Saturday night.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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