Ovechkin now has 30 penalty minutes in this his 56th game. The Caps and Yotes are locked in a scoreless tie after one.
Martinook was feeling it after Ovi boarded him. Hopefully he'll be good to go when the second period begins. pic.twitter.com/k1XAPn3CgA— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) February 23, 2016
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.