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Tampa Bay's Thompson faces hearing for illegal check

Saturday, 03.30.2013 / 8:49 AM / News

NHL.com

Tampa Bay center Nate Thompson faces a hearing Saturday afternoon with the Department of Player Safety for an incident that occurred during Friday night's game against the New Jersey Devils at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The following grounds for potential supplemental discipline are being considered: Illegal Check to the Head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to these infractions accordingly upon further review.

The incident occurred at the 11:13 mark of the second period. Thompson made contact with New Jersey forward Matt D'Agostini near center ice. No penalty was called on the play.

Tampa Bay won the game, 5-4, in a shootout.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild