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SportSharks' Thornton could face NHL punishment over hit

02:15  16 april  2019
02:15  16 april  2019 Source:   ap.org

Sharks' Thornton suspended for Game 4 for head hit

Sharks' Thornton suspended for Game 4 for head hit Sharks center Joe Thornton was suspended Monday for one playoff game for a hit to the head of Vegas' Tomas Nosek. The NHL's Department of Player Safety said that Thornton's hit on Nosek in Game 3 was avoidable and that the head was ''clearly the main point of contact.'' That led to the decision to suspend Thornton for Game 4 on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Thornton was called for an illegal check to the head on the play and defended it after the game. ''I honestly thought I barely touched him,'' Thornton said after the game. ''He just came right back; it was just one of those plays that it is what it is.

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Sharks' Thornton could face NHL punishment over hit © APWF San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 12, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton may face NHL punishment over a hit on the Golden Knights' Tomas Nosek of a Game 3 loss to Vegas.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety said Monday it would hold a hearing with Thornton over the hit during the second period of Sunday's Game 3. Vegas won 6-3 and takes a 2-1 series lead into Game 4 on Tuesday night.

Thornton was called for an illegal check to the head and defended it after the game. He has a goal and two assists in the series.

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Goalie change sparks Sharks after Golden Knights chase Jones San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones was yanked just over six minutes into Game 2 against the Vegas Golden Knights after allowing three goals on seven shots. The change seemed to inspire the Sharks, however, as they stormed back to tie it with Aaron Dell between the pipes in a wild first period. San Jose became the first team in playoff history to tie a game in the first period after falling behind 3-0, according to NHL Public Relations. Jones entered the playoffs as the Sharks' biggest weakness after posting a career-worst .896 save percentage during the regular season. He was stellar in Game 1, however, allowing two goals on 26 shots in a 5-2 win.

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The following is a list of all suspensions and fines enforced in the National Hockey League ( NHL ) during the 2017–18 NHL season. It lists which players or coaches of what team have been punished for which offense and the amount of punishment they have received.

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