Sharks’ Thornton to have hearing for hit to head of Vegas’ Nosek

Watch as Joe Thornton receives a 2-minute penalty for head contact after he hits Tomas Nosek high.

San Jose Sharks pivot Joe Thornton will have a hearing Monday for a hit to the head of Vegas Golden KnightsTomas Nosek.

The incident in question occurred late in the second period of Game 3, with Vegas already holding a dominant 4-1 lead. As Nosek skated towards the corner, Thornton emerged from behind Vegas’ cage and caught the Golden Knights winger with a shoulder to the head.

Thornton was handed a two-minute minor for an illegal check to the head. The Golden Knights went on to win 6-3, taking their series lead to 2-1.

The clubs meet for Game 4 on Tuesday, with puck drop set for 10:30 p.m. ET.

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