During every offensive zone faceoff for which Alex Ovechkin is on the ice, the Capitals try a set play. The center wants to win and get the puck back to the Russian machine. It’s resulted in a lot of goals for Ovechkin over the years, but tonight it ended up with Alex Tanguay having a bloody face.
Tanguay actually managed to get a stick on Ovechkin’s shot from the left circle, causing the puck to ramp up and hit him directly in the face.
Tanguay, who looked to be in a lot of pain, immediately dropped to the ice. He got up, held his bloody cheek, and skated with urgency to the Avs locker room.
Here’s another angle.
GIFs by @myregularface
We’re hoping he’s okay.
Jack Hillen knows his pain. I’m sure he still hurts from this.
10:55 PM Update: The Avs say Tanguay suffered a jaw injury. CSN Washington’s Joe Beninati also reports that Tanguay left Pepsi Center in an ambulance and was taken to the hospital. Scary.
Avs PR say Tanguay suffered a jaw injury and won't return. Meanwhile, the gentleman next to me on press row is spitting onto the carpet.
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) November 21, 2014
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