No supplementary discipline likely for Ducks, Sharks
No supplementary discipline has been imposed against the Ducks or San Jose Sharks for their misdeeds at the end of the Sharks' 3-2 victory Sunday at the Honda Center, and it's likely no suspensions or fines will be imposed at all.
A league executive who requested anonymity because he didn't want either team to view him as biased in one direction or another said he didn't see anything that crossed the line that most concerns the NHL now: injuries to the head. The final say will come from Colin Campbell, if there's anything to say, which there might not be.
The Ducks, angered over what appeared to be missed calls while they pressed for the tying goal, and the Sharks, who were trying to protect their lead as they vie for the best overall record in the NHL and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, tangled before and after the final whistle. The Sharks got 26 minutes in penalties to 38 for the Ducks.
It apparently will end there -- unless they meet in the playoffs. If the Ducks get there.
-- Helene Elliott