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Sharks Forward, John Scott, Suspended

San Jose Sharks forward, John Scott was suspended for two games, without pay, after an altercation on Sunday with Anaheim Ducks forward Tim Jackman. The National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday that Scott would be suspended two games without pay for leaving the bench during a legal line change and going after Jackman.

Scott received a minor for instigating, a major for fighting and a game misconduct for leaving the bench. The game itself between the Ducks and Sharks was packed with a total of 165 penalty minutes. There were a total of 127 minutes in the third period alone.

There were many fights beyond Scott’s and multiple ejections. Scott and Jackman were the two to kick off the fighting in the first period and then high tensions really took off in the third period. In the biggest fight of the night, involving just about everyone from both benches, goalie Frederik Andersen had to hold Tomas Hertl back.

It’s easy to see that the the penalty box saw more action than the net did during this matchup. Joe Pavelski and Tommy Wingels scored power-play goals which gave the Sharks the ability to win. The Sharks were able to end the Ducks seven game winning streak, winning the ugly, fight-filled game 4-1.

This is not the first time that Scott has been in trouble with the NHL Department of Player Safety and is considered a repeat offender under terms set by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Scott’s monetary punishment will be to forfeit $17,073.18 and that money will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.


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