Kings’ Nolan gets double-minor for punching Oilers’ Joensuu

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Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan has had a close call with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety before, but he might be at a greater risk of a suspension after an incident on Sunday.

He received a double-minor for roughing Edmonton Oilers winger Joe Joensuu in an incident that prompted many to throw around the term “sucker punch.” Sharp video isn’t available yet, but for now, let’s look at two other shots of the situation.

“Orange Puck” uploaded this footage of the incident on Vine:

SB Nation passes along a GIF from an alternate angle:

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It will be interesting to see how the NHL handles this situation.

That moment brings some ugliness, so here’s a beauty of a goal as David Perron sent this wicked pass Taylor Hall’s way:

The Kings came out on top 4-2, giving Los Angeles seven consecutive wins.