It’s no secret that the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks don’t really like each other. On Sunday night, they showed it.
The California rivals combined for a season-high 165 penalty minutes – 90 to the Sharks and 75 for the Ducks. The 37 penalties called include nine fighting majors, seven misconducts, and one game misconduct. Here’s when things got ugly:
Shark John Scott led the way with 22 penalty minutes. He left the bench to go after Tim Jackman, which saw him slapped with an instigator, fighting major, and game misconduct. As Puck Daddy’s Sean Leahy pointed out, it looked like it was a clean change. Matt Nieto was coming off the ice, and Scott merely replaced him.
It was a busy night for rookie referee Trevor Hanson. The official was working his tenth NHL game – just his second this season. Hopefully his next start won’t be quite as busy.
Referees for the game were Hanson and Tim Peel. Linesmen were Lonnie Cameron and Brian Mach.