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Pittsburgh Penguins James Neal and Arron Asham face disciplinary hearings with the NHL Tuesday for hits during Sunday's physical Game 3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Neal faces possible punishment for a hit late in the third period on rookie Sean Couturier, who had turned his head after passing the puck. Neal received no penalty on the play, but was assessed a charging penalty shortly after for a hit on Claude Giroux which triggered a massive brawl between the two teams. The 24-year-old Neal, who has two goals and three assists in the series, could face a stiffer penalty from the NHL as a repeat offender. He served a two-game suspension last season for a hit to the head of Columbus forward Derek Dorsett. Asham received a game misconduct for a cross-check near the chin of Brayden Schenn in the first period. Asham then punched Schenn in the head while the Flyers center was down on the ice. Philadelphia took a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with Sunday's 8-4 v...
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