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Not long after news trickled out that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek would not be fined or suspended for his hit on Matt Hendricks of the Washington Capitals, the Department of Player Safety and Brendan Shanahan (Happy 43rd Birthday, Shanny) did have reason to produce a suspension video before quitting time.
Alex Ovechkin was given a 3-game sentence for his charge on Michalek in Sunday's game against the Penguins.
Here's the suspension explanation:
From the NHL
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games without pay for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek during NHL Game #714 in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Jan. 22, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Ovechkin will forfeit $154,677.75. The money goes to the Players' Emergency A...
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Alex Ovechkin is skipping the NHL All-Star game, announcing that decision a day after getting a three-game suspension from the league for a hit on an opponent.
The Washington Capitals' captain is a two-time league MVP.
He was suspended for launching himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during Washington's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins on Sunday. No penalty...
Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek will not be fined or suspended by the NHL for a hit on Washington's Matt Hendricks Sunday.
The NHL will go ahead with one of its signature events without one of its signature players, as Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will skip this weekend's All-Star Game and festivities in Ottawa. A day earlier, the league suspended him three games for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek ...
Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek is thankful he wasn't suspended for elbowing Washington's Matt Hendricks in a game this past weekend.
Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals captain and one of the N.H.L.'s biggest stars players, announced that he would skip the All-Star Game because he was suspended three games for an illegal check Monday.
The NHL has opted not to antagonize Alex Ovechkin by punishing him for his decision to blow off the All-Star Game, but Stu Hackel says the sniper's reputation has taken another hit.
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A day after visiting the White House the Boston Bruins get back to business when they meet the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.
Washington has a solid 17-6-1 record at home, but Boston is no slouch on the road and has compiled a 15-6-0 record away from TD Garden this season.
As well, the Capitals will be skating...
Mike Milbury and Keith Jones debate whether the skipping of the NHL All-Star game by Washington's Alex Ovechkin is a good idea, and what it means to the NHL and its fans. (NBC Sports)
I watched this game in Plymouth, Mass. in a house full of Pats fans, and thus segued immediately from Pens/Caps into football, which apparently throws off my whole recapping reflex because even though I still believe that football is the Inferior Sport, that was a pretty ******* LOLtacular display of playoff football.
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