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.
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