San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety today and is facing a possible suspension for high-sticking Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm on Sunday night.

Right after the opening faceoff of the third period at center ice and with the Sharks trailing by one goal, Hertl was cross-checked in the right arm by Lindholm. Hertl then retaliated, swinging his stick and catching Lindholm near his face.

Hertl was given a two-minute minor penalty for high sticking, starting a game-changing sequence.

Lindholm scored a power-play goal just 16 seconds into the third period to give the Flames a two-goal lead, then added an even-strength goal at the 35-second mark. The Sharks lost 5-2, dropping their record to 10-17-6 this season, which includes a 4-9-5 mark on home ice.

Hertl had two points Sunday, as he assisted on Timo Meier’s first-period power-play goal and scored his own goal with the man advantage at the 7:56 mark of the third period.

Hertl has 11 goals and 32 points in 33 games this season.

The Sharks and Flames play each other again Tuesday night at SAP Center.


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