Found January 22, 2012 on Talk Hockey:

In the second period of the Capitals 4-3 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, Alexander Ovechkin added another hit to his long, long, long list of controversial hits and incidents he's been involved in during his career.

With about 13 minutes left in the 2nd, Ovechkin left his feet and delivered a check on Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek. On the hit, Ovechkin also made some contact with Michalek's head. Michalek looked a bit shaken up but ended up being okay. Ovechkin wasn't penalized on the play.

Ovechkin has already been suspended twice during his career. The hit doesn't look too bad, but, Rule 42 officially does state that....."A minor or major penalty shall be imposed on a player who skates or jumps into, or charges an opponent in any manner".

Well, Ovechkin did not get a minor or major for the reckless hit. Does he deserve a suspension for it?

My Shanaban: 1 Game



Ovechkin, Penguins' Michalek to have hearings with NHL

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek will have hearings with the NHL on Monday following their actions during Sunday's contest. Ovechkin, who scored during the 4-3 overtime loss, left his feet to deliver a hit to the head of Michlaek at 4:05 of the second period. For his part, Michalek received a minor elbowing penalty...

Someone get Alexander Ovechkin a tissue.

Remember just a year or so ago when people actually wanted to debate whether Alexander Ovechkin was the best player in the NHL?  At least he was putting up stats to warrant such discussion.  He also had to dodge all of the complaints for his constant dirty hits.Last year he put up 32 goals, far off his usual 50 goal pace.  At least he still had his dirty, errr "physical play...

Neal to Replace Ovechkin at All-Star Weekend?

Alex Ovechkin will not be participating in the festivities in Ottawa for the NHL's All-Star Weekend. According to Katie Carrera of The Washington Post, Ovechkin explained, "My heart is not there. I got suspended, so why I have to go there?... I'm suspended. I don't want to be a target. I feel I'm not deserving to be there right now." Well, he's...

Alex Ovechkin suspended three games...

Nice to see that the NHL Senior VP Player Safety<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; line-height: 115%;"> - Brendan Shanahan have the guts to suspend one of it's  star players like Alex Ovechkin for his actions on the ice, this is the right call and thank God Shanny didn't wavier and decided that Ovenchkin needed to be...

Shanaban time for Alex Ovechkin after leaping hit on Penguins’ Zbynek Michalek? (Video)

There are a lot of labels Alex Ovechkin has yet to shake in his NHL career. One that's stuck since his early days with the Washington Capitals: That he leaves his skates on too many of his booming checks. In the second period of the Caps' 4-3 OT loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, Ovechkin caught some air on this hit on defenseman Zbynek Michalek — and caught Michalek...

Ovechkin suspended 3 games for hit on Michalek

It wasn't a penalty Sunday afternoon, but Alex Ovechkin is paying significantly for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek. The NHL on Monday suspended the Washington Capitals' captain three games for leaving his feet and hitting Michalek during Sunday afternoon's game. He will forfeit $154,677.75 in salary and ...

Caps' Ovechkin suspended three games for hit on Penguins' Michalek

The NHL suspended Washington's Alexander Ovechkin for three games for leaping to hit Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek.

Ovechkin to sit out NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- 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.

Despite Suspension Ovi Still All-Star Eligible

On Monday, Alex Ovechkin was handed a three-game suspension without pay for his hit on Penguins’ defenseman Zbynek Michalek, a hit that the NHL labeled “reckless.” In a video posted on the league site, NHL’s vice president of player safety, Brendan Shanahan, explained the league’s position. “He launches himself to deliver the hit on Michalek. This is a violation of the...

2012 NHL All-Star: Alex Ovechkin won't play

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Alex Ovechkin Suspended For Three Games For His Hit On Zbynek Michalek


NHL bans Ovechkin 3 games for charging incident

NEW YORK (AP) -- Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins.

Video- Did The Refs Miss This Hit By Ovechkin Today?

The recepient was Zbynek Michalek.

Report: Jonathan Toews out of NHL All-Star Game; Alex Ovechkin to follow?

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss Tuesday night's game against the Nashville Predators with a left arm injury, traced back to a slash from Florida defenseman Erik Gudbranson on Friday. His coach Joel Quenneville said Toews was "unlikely" to participate in the NHL All-Star Game this weekend in Ottawa. TSN's Bob McKenzie reported on Monday night...
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