Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Category: Washington-Capitals

Videos- Evgeny Kuznetsov And T.J. Oshie Left The Game Last Night With Possible Concussions

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

The Washington Capitals could be significantly shorthanded after a bruising 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. In addition to being without top goaltender Braden Holtby, who suffered an undisclosed “upper-body” injury Wednesday morning, center Evgeny Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie both suffered possible concussions during the game....

Kuznetsov was clipped in the head by Brandon Tanev’s elbow in the first period, and though he played on the ensuing power play for an illegal check to the head, he then went back to the locker room for an evaluation and didn’t return. With six goals and 15 assists, Kuznetsov is Washington’s leading scorer. Without him, Lars Eller centered the top line with captain Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson....

The Department of Player Safety is also examining Winnipeg’s Josh Morrissey’s play on Oshie in the last minute of the game, when Washington had goaltender Pheonix Copley on the bench for an extra attacker. After both players skated into the corner, Morrissey slammed Oshie down to the ice, and Oshie’s head hit the surface. He came up woozy, especially concerning because Oshie has four reported concussions in his career, including one last season.

read on

Watch both incidents below.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: t.j.+oshie

Tom Wilson On Perhaps Being “Branded As A Dirty Player”

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

On Tuesday morning, Wilson was asked if he’s concerned he could be branded as a “dirty player.”

“I think it’s probably already happened,” he said. “It doesn’t really sit well with me. I never wanted to be put in that category when I grew up playing. I never wanted my name to be associated that way, and at the end of the day, thinking back on it, it’s all happened pretty quick. I never really had that reputation, and all of a sudden, there’s a couple incidents and people are pretty upset. It is what it is. There’s a spotlight on that part of the game right now. I think everyone knows that the physical play is definitely going down a little bit; there’s not as many hits, and the game is getting faster and more skilled. When there are those big hits, it becomes such a hot topic that it just gets instantly scrutinized."

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: tom+wilson

Tom Wilson’s Suspension Reduced To 14 Games

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Nov. 13, 2018) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association and National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson’s 20‑game suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been reduced by Arbitrator Shyam Das to 14 games.

Pursuant to this ruling, Wilson is eligible to play in Washington’s game tonight at the Minnesota Wild.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: tom+wilson

GIF- Evgeni Malkin’s Match Penalty

5 for illegal check to the head and a match penalty.

 

 

added 9:50pm, video below.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: evgeni+malkin

Video- The Kid Will Never Forget The Day Alex Ovechkin Tossed Him His Stick

A memory for life.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: alex+ovechkin

Tom Wilson’s Suspension Is Upheld

NEW YORK (October 25, 2018) -- Commissioner Gary Bettman today upheld the 20-game suspension that was assessed to Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson by the Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist during NHL Preseason Game No. 106 in Washington, D.C., on September 30.

Commissioner Bettman heard Wilson’s appeal of the original decision, assessed Oct. 3, at a hearing in New York on Oct. 18.

Wilson is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $1,260,162.60. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 5:18 of the second period. Wilson was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: tom+wilson

Tom Wilson Speaks With The Media

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

Speaking to reporters for the first time since his suspension was announced, Wilson was careful with what he said while the appeal process is ongoing, but he addressed his current in-limbo situation.

“It’s definitely an experience that you hope you never have to go through,” Wilson said of the appeal. “There’s a lot of learning. All of a sudden you’re surrounded by lawyers and stuff like that. I’m a hockey player and I want to play hockey. … [The appeal is] going to take on the business side of it. I have to focus when I come to the rink every day, and then obviously when something comes up with the situation, I have to address that in the best way that I can.”...

He’s made a career out of his physical play, but he knows he might have to make significant changes to that part of his game going forward.

“I can talk a little bit more in depth once this is all over with, but yeah, for sure,” Wilson said. “The hitting aspect of the game is definitely changing a little bit, and I’ve got to be smart out there and I’ve got to play within the rules. And at the end of the day, no one wants to be in the situation that I’m in right now. I’ve got to change something because obviously it’s not good to be out and not helping your team.”

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: tom+wilson

Evening Line- Lars Eller

 

The Capital lost to the Leafs 4-2 tonight.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: lars+eller

We Have A Stanley Cup Final Rematch Tonight

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

As the Vegas Golden Knights crammed into the quaint visiting locker room at Capital One Arena, they insist the feeling wasn’t different than any other game. Yes, they were here for two games in the playoffs. Yes, they lost both of those. No, that’s not weighing on them as they prepare to play the team that topped them for the Stanley Cup four months ago.

“Seriously, it hadn’t even crossed my mind,” Golden Knights Coach Gerard Gallant said. "Last year, they won the Stanley Cup. They were the better team in the final. They deserved it. They played well. This year, for me it’s about trying to get back to the Stanley Cup playoffs. That’s what we started out with. ... So, I’m not worried about, because Washington beat us in the final last year that we’re playing them Game 4 in the regular season. It means no more to me.

"Is it a rivalry? Do we really want to beat them? We want to win because we want two points. It has nothing to do with what happened last year in the playoffs.”

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: vegas+golden+knights

Video- The Captain Of The Washington Capitals Was Mic’d Up On Opening Night

Just south of 2 minutes long.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Washington Capitals, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: alex+ovechkin

 1 2 3 >  Last ›      Next »

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts