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Chaos Unleashes After A Cheap Play On Captain Alex Ovechkin

Published February 9, 2024 at 11:57
The Florida Panthers have been one of the dirtiest teams in the NHL this year and the trend continued last night after Ovechkin was cheap-shotted after a whistle.

Panthers Cheap-Shot Ovechkin

Late in the third period last night during the game between the Panthers and the Capitals, the refs blew the whistle so they could drop the puck again, and after the whistle was blown, the Panthers slashed Alex Ovechkin.

While these types of slashes are relatively common in the NHL, they are still dangerous and have the capability of breaking a players hand. Additionally, the fact that this came after the whistle was blown makes this play even more cheap and hints at an intent to injure.

There was no call on the play and later on in the game the Panthers scored giving them the lead and ultimately the victory as they took down the Caps 4-2.

Things weren't all bad for Ovechkin though as he was able to net his 11th goal of the year.

February 9   |   784 answers
Chaos Unleashes After A Cheap Play On Captain Alex Ovechkin

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