Sports Sharks' Kane avoids suspension for headshot on Capitals' Gudas
Capitals brace for Hathaway to be suspended for spitting
ARLINGTON, Va. — Garnet Hathaway was ejected for spitting on an opponent and now the Washington Capitals winger may have to swallow more punishment from the NHL. Hathaway was given a match penalty for spitting on Anaheim defenceman Erik Gudbranson in a brawl during the Capitals’ 5-2 victory Monday. That carries with it an automatic suspension pending a review by the NHL, and it is likely the Capitals won’t have Hathaway in the lineup Wednesday night in New York against the Rangers.
forward won't miss any games for his hit on defenseman .
Kane was fined $5,000 for elbowing Gudas on Tuesday night, the NHL's Department of Player SafetyWednesday.
The hit occurred late in the third period, and replays showed Kane catching Gudas with a blow to the head.
Wow. Kane goes straight for Gudas' head.— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals)
Kane was assessed a five-minute major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct.
The 28-year-old winger served an automatic three-game suspension at the start of the campaign following a preseason incident involving linesman Kiel Murchison.
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Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid .
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Interim coach Bob Boughner talked about having an open competition at goaltender for the San Jose Sharks after taking over earlier this week. Aaron Dell more than made his case to get another start. Dell made 33 saves, including several tough stops while protecting a lead in the third period, and the San Jose Sharks snapped a season-high six-game losing streak by beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Saturday night. “He was ourAaron Dell more than made his case to get another start.