Leafs forward Alexei Ponikarovsky took a pair of third period minor penalties, contributing to Tampa Bay’s comeback and eventual 3-2 overtime win on Thursday night. Ponikarovsky was called for boarding late in the third period giving the Lightning the opportunity to tie the score – which they did – on a goal by Ryan Malone. The Toronto forward was then returned immediately to the penalty box for unsportsmanlike conduct after overheated protests to the referees.

Toronto took a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty in overtime, allowing Martin St. Louis to win the game with under 10 seconds remaining in the extra session.

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