Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier became the latest player to call into question the antics of Montreal rookie defenseman P.K. Subban.

In the waning seconds of the first period of Thursday's Lightning game at Bell Centre, Lecavalier and Subban were battling in front of the net on a Tampa Bay power play for half-a-minute. The battle ensued behind the net and carried through to the front where, after getting slashed twice on the wrist by Subban, Lecavalier gave a two-handed slash back to Subban along the thigh area. After Subban stayed down on the ice for several moments, the officiating crew decided that Lecavalier's slash was worthy of a five-minute major and a game misconduct, which carries an automatic ejection.

Subban, however, appeared to be holding his wrist as if in agonizing pain while on the ice. Even after he got up and left the ice, Subban was cradling his arm, but did not miss a shift the rest of the game.