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Soucy will have hearing for cross-checking McDavid

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Vancouver Canucks defensemen Carson Soucy will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for cross-checking Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid at the end of Sunday's 4-3 victory, the league announced.

McDavid and Soucy were involved in a scrum following the final horn, and the three-time MVP caught Soucy with a slash in the leg. Soucy retaliated with a slash of his own, then he and Nikita Zadorov cross-checked McDavid at the same time, with Soucy's landing high. Zadorov also received a $5,000 fine for his actions.

The officials handed Soucy a two-minute minor for cross-checking with no time remaining on the clock. McDavid and Zadorov didn't receive penalties in the immediate aftermath.

Game 4 of the second-round playoff matchup is scheduled for Tuesday night in Edmonton. Vancouver leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.

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