It turns out Stephon Thorne wasn't given a game misconduct for removing his elbow pad before a fight with Kevin Petovello. He got a 10-minute misconduct.
So, the Komets had to track him down from the stands. He had already showered.
Allegedly, referee Brent Coulombe incorrectly told the scorers it was a game misconduct. The Komets lead Arizona 2-1 early in the second period.