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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

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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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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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Thornton sparks Sharks in 5-2 Game 1 win over Avs.
Joe Thornton sparked a three-goal outburst in the second period after San Jose killed off a four-minute penalty, leading the Sharks to a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Friday night.San Jose trailed 2-1 when Brenden Dillon was called for a high-sticking double minor early in the second period. The Sharks managed to kill both penalties and then took over the game with a strong performance from the third line.Thornton

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