The first period of Game Three was bad, but worse than the scoreboard was the image of Marcus Johansson collapsed on the ice after suffering a late headshot by Kris Letang.
Johansson gained the zone and dealt the puck. Letang strafed him, then connected.
Here’s another look.
To the head. Check.
Vulnerable player. Check.
The NBC Sports broadcast team was silent.
Washington got a two-minute power play but did not score.
Update: Johansson returned for the start of the second period.
Full RMNB Coverage of Game Three
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.