Todd Reirden calls Alex Ovechkin ‘unbelievably passionate’ after 10-minute misconduct, sarcastic clap for officials
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was basically ejected from the Capitals’ 5-2 loss in Game Six.
Ovechkin gave a sarcastic clap to officials and unleashed a torrent of profanities after being whistled for slashing Saku Maenalanen with 1:08 remaining in the third period. Referees responded in kind by giving Ovechkin a 10-minute misconduct, sending the future Hall of Famer to the showers early.
After the game, Capitals head coach Todd Reirden said that while Ovechkin could have handled the situation differently, he admired Ovechkin’s passion for the game.