Lightning's Cooper: Bennett's hit on Coleman was 'predatory'
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Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper called out Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett for his check on Blake Coleman in Game 1 on Sunday night.

Cooper said it was a "predatory hit," according to's Brian Burns.

Bennett received a two-minute minor for charging on the play, and the penalty marked a significant momentum shift in the game. Brayden Point scored on the ensuing power play to tie the contest in the third period, and then he potted the game-winner just under six minutes later.

Game 2 is set for Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET.

Lightning's Cooper: Bennett's hit on Coleman was 'predatory'
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