Nazem Kadri slams stick in penalty box, hits official (Video)

Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri let his anger get the best of him as he accidentally hit an NHL official with his stick during Wednesday night's game in Florida.

Kadri called for a cross-checking penalty and sent to the box with 22.2 seconds remaining in the third period with the score tied at 1. He was furious because Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson had just cross-checked him in the back moments earlier, but no penalty was called. Kadri skated to the penalty box and slammed his stick, but caught an official in the face with the butt end of it.

The official was not happy about it and gave Kadri an earful.

Kadri was right to be angry at Matheson, but certainly he must know by now that it's always the second guy that gets caught.

The Panthers beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in a shootout.

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