Lightning forward Thompson faces hearing

In the second period, Nate Thompson (pictured) made contact with the head of Matt D’Agostini during a play at centre ice. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

Tampa Bay Lightning centre Nate Thompson has a disciplinary hearing with the NHL on Saturday for his hit on New Jersey Devils forward Matt D’Agostini during Friday night’s game.

At 11:13 of the second period, Thompson made contact with the head of D’Agostini at centre ice. There was no penalty called on the play.

The Lightning beat the Devils 5-4 in a shootout, with the 28-year-old Thompson notching a goal in the second period for Tampa Bay, tying the game at two.

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