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Hathaway to have hearing for incident in Capitals game against Ducks

Forward received match penalty for spitting on Anaheim defenseman Gudbranson

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Garnet Hathaway will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Hockey Operations on Wednesday.

The Washington Capitals forward is facing discipline for spitting on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson with 34 seconds left in the second period of Washington's 5-2 win at Capital One Arena on Monday.

Hathaway received a match penalty. Gudbranson received a roughing minor and a 10-minute misconduct penalty.

After the incident, the following penalties also were assessed: Hathaway and Anaheim forward Derek Grant each received a fighting major; Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic and Ducks defenseman Brendan Guhle each received a double minor for roughing; and Anaheim forward Nick Ritchie received a game misconduct for being the third man into the fight between Hathaway and Grant.

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