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The Anaheim Ducks committed a hockey faux pas Monday night when they ignored the puck and focused on battling a Capitals player who had delivered a big hit, leading to a Washington goal.
In the ensuing scrum, Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway violated hockey decorum by spitting at a Ducks player, leading to an ejection.
“I reacted a little emotionally. Unfortunately spit came out of my mouth after I got sucker punched and it went on to him (Ducks defenseman Erik Gunbranson),” Hathaway told reporters about the incident late in the second period.
Hathaway received a match penalty, which was confirmed after a replay. That infraction means he’s automatically suspended until the NHL can hold a hearing.
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