Flames' Tkachuk faces National Hockey League disciplinary hearing ... again

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen makes a save as Calgary Flames centre Mark Jankowski looks on during third period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen makes a save as Calgary Flames centre Mark Jankowski looks on during third period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday

Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk received a one-game suspension from the National Hockey League for unsportsmanlike conduct during Wednesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Anderson made 47 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped three more shots in a shootout in the Maple Leafs' 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

Later in the period, Martin checked Troy Brouwer into the boards between the benches, leading to a brief scrum.

Tkachuk faced a disciplinary hearing on Thursday where he was handed the suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct.

The incident came in the first period of Calgary's 2-1 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs. The 19-year-old received a one-game ban last month for tapping Red Wings defenseman Luke Witkowski on the back with his stick, igniting an all-encompassing brawl.

There was no penalty on the play, but the NHL Department of Player Safety issued a one-game suspension for his actions.

"That's junior hockey stuff", Toronto coach Mike Babcock told reporters. "He'll learn over time but you gotta give Tkachuk credit he played a good game, he played hard".

"Second time, I guess, over the last little while I have seen him do something like that where, like I said, if you're going to do it, you might as well make it count and try to hurt somebody if you're going to do something stupid", Martin said. "No reason for that stuff".

Leafs head coach Mike Babcock took exception to the spear, but also praised Tkachuk's on-ice play during his post-game news conference.

TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button said he believes Tkachuk's spear on Wednesday night is worthy of another one-game suspension. I think he's an effective player.