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Kunitz, Downie suspended for Game 4

April 19, 2011 at 5:20 PM

TAMPA, Fla., April 19 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz and Tampa Bay's Steve Downie have each been suspended for the next game of the teams' first-round NHL playoff series.

The two wingers will sit out Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday in Tampa for their roles in incidents during Monday's Game 3, which was won by Pittsburgh.

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Kunitz was suspended for elbowing Simon Gagne in the head 5:39 into the first period. Downie left his feet and launched himself into Ben Lovejoy 10:49 into the period.

The Penguins lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.

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