The final preseason game for the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes had playoff intensity. And here’s the moment where things officially went off the rails.
Five minutes and twenty-eight seconds into the second period, the Hurricanes’ leveled Capitals players with two bad hits. Teuvo Teravainen nailed Garnet Hathaway, who was nowhere near the puck, and received an interference penalty. Seconds later, Brock McGinn hit Mike Sgarbossa in the head, sending the Hershey Bears’ leading scorer last season tumbling to the ice with his hands covering his face.