Has the Caps-Pens rivalry sunk to a new low? You tell me.
Saturday night after the Penguins’ 6-2 Game Two victory, DK Pittsburgh Sports’s Josh Yohe reported that several Penguins players were critical of Alex Ovechkin after a shot from the Caps captain struck Ron Hainsey in the head. According to Yohe, some unnamed players suggested Ovi was reckless when he took the shot.
[Hainsey] indicated following the game that his helmet absorbed the majority of the blow and that he believed he would be OK.
One got the sense from a couple of Penguins after the game that they believed Ovechkin, while not necessarily acting with intent, was pretty careless regarding how he fired the puck in Hainsey’s direction.
Here’s the play in question.