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Alex Ovechkin catches Niklas Hjalmarsson with a hit to the jaw

I don't like going around in the evening to search for ugly hits, but this one made me say, "Oh, boy" right away. As the Hockey News's Jared Clinton notes, Alex Ovechkin went after Niklas Hjalmarsson during the Washington Capitals' 3-2 win over Chicago, and...It ain't pretty:

For the second straight game, Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin threw what can best be described as a questionable hit.

On Tuesday night, during the Capitals game against the Calgary Flames, Ovechkin caught Curtis Glencross with a high hit. A scrum ensued, everything was sorted out, and what came of it was a roughing call to Glencross.

Friday night, in the Capitals first game since the hit on Glencross, Ovechkin caught Chicago Blackhawks’ defenseman Niklas Hjlamarsson with another hit in the upper chest and head region. This time, it was whistled by the referees as an illegal check to the head:

Clinton continues and argues for and against an Ovechkin suspension.

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Comments

Thag's avatar

Typo.  “Chest” is not spelled J-A-W.

Posted by Thag from DC on 11/08/14 at 09:22 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Elbow to Jaw Genius !! & he does it all the time. He charges & Boards guys all the time & he jumps when he checks most of the time

Posted by Evilpens on 11/08/14 at 09:59 AM ET

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