Monday, February 22, 2016

Watch: Ovechkin Plasters Jordan Martinook into Boards

Alexander Ovechkin doesn't just score goals in bunches, he also brings the intimidation. On this play the NHL's leading goal scorer might have taken it a bit too far, however.

Ovechkin was given a two-minute minor for boarding for this dangerous hit on Coyotes winger Jordan Martinook.

Though Ovechkin doesn't come in at full speed, he does crosscheck Martinook from directly behind, sending him face first into the boards.

Martinook looked a bit banged up after the play, but he did skate off on his own power.

Ovechkin now has 30 penalty minutes in this his 56th game. The Caps and Yotes are locked in a scoreless tie after one.