Ryan Johansen punished by NHL following dangerous elbow to the head of Brayden Point

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In case you missed it last night, the Nashville Predators dropped another decision, this time in overtime, to the Tampa Bay Lightning despite putting in a strong effort. 

The story of the night though wasn't the final score, it was this brutal elbow to the head of Lightning superstar Brayden Point courtesy of Predators forward Ryan Johansen:

Johansen was assessed a game misconduct on the play and has subsequently been fined $5000 from NHL Player Safety.

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The Preds are now a woeful 3-5-2 in their past 10 games and are now riding a two game losing streak. The Preds are now 6th place in the NHL’s Central Division and well out of a playoff position. For a team with so many expectations and with so much talent… the Preds simply haven’t been good enough. It’s getting to the point now where something’s GOT to give… it’s just a matter of who, what, when and how. How long until head coach Peter Laviolette is shown the door?