Jordan Nolan suspended one game for throwing sucker punch at Jesse Joensuu
The NHL announced on Monday that the Kings forward Jordan Nolan has been suspended for one game due to his sucker punch of Edmonton's Jesse Joensuu in just one of the heated incidents that broke out during Sunday night's game.
After a scrum in front of the Kings' net, Nolan and Joensuu scuffled in what appeared to be a common post-whistle exchange. Then, out of nowhere, as officials began to separate the group, Nolan threw a cheap shot at Joensuu -- a punch in the face while the Oiler winger wasn't looking, then tried to throw two more hits before he was stopped. Nolan was assessed a double-minor for roughing and Joensuu was given two for cross-checking Nolan.
The rough play didn't stop there. Later in the third period, Mike Richards of the Kings poked his stick at Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens after the whistle, causing the Cornell grad to fall back in his crease. Richards was given two minutes for slashing.