Capitals’ Hathaway to have hearing for spitting on Ducks’ Gudbranson


  • Garnet Hathaway will have a hearing Wednesday morning regarding the spitting incident from Monday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, NHL executive vice president and director of hockey operations Colin Campbell said Tuesday, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun.
  • The Washington Capitals forward was assessed a match penalty for spitting on Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson during a scrum late in the second period.

“The refs were trying to break it up and it felt like there was a couple sucker punches thrown and I got one quick and then reacted a little emotionally and unfortunately spit came out of my mouth after I got sucker-punched and it went on him,” Hathaway said postgame, according to’s Tom Gulitti.

  • Six players were penalized for their roles in the melee.
  • Hathaway, 27, is in his first season with the Capitals after spending the previous four campaigns in the Calgary Flames organization.
Sources & Credits: Pierre LeBrun, Tom Gulitti, The Score,
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