It’s been an eventful night for TJ Oshie, and not in a good way. In the first period, Oshie took a high stick just under his eye.
In the third period on a Penguins power play, Evgeni Malkin hit Oshie in the head, knocking the Capitals forward out of the game.
As Malkin passes the puck, he sees Oshie in his periphery, and drives his shoulder square into Oshie’s chin.
Here’s another look.
Malkin was assessed a five minute major and a game misconduct, and a wobbly Oshie proceeded to concussion protocol.
The Capitals did not score on the resulting powerplay, managing only one shot.
Oshie would return to the game with less than four minutes remaining in the third period.
Last season, Oshie suffered a concussion after being butt-checked by Joe Thornton.
Since that concussion, Oshie told Katie brown that hits to the head happen all the time and aren’t called.
This, from Oshie should scare everyone: “There’s been a million times when I’ve gotten hit, I go to the ref, I say ‘I was hit in the head’ and the ref just says ‘he’s bigger than you.’ That’s the way it goes.”
— Katie Brown (@katiebhockey) May 3, 2018
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