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by Paul on 11/11/13 at 08:57 AM ET
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
Ovechkin remained on the ice for a concerning length of time but after being tended to by head athletic trainer Greg Smith made his way to the bench and didn’t miss a shift. Once he joined his teammates, though, Ovechkin began barking at the officials for what he believed was a missed penalty call on the play. He was so angry he kicked the boards once he sat down on the bench.
“I think it was a trip. I hit head into boards,” Ovechkin said, gesturing to his right cheek. “I don’t know what the referee doing out there but it was clear two minutes and they just play.”
Coach Adam Oates seemed to absolve the officials for not calling a penalty.
“On video, you have the advantage of video, [Hejda’s] not trying to do anything but his stick-hit Ovi’s skate, so he went in hard.”
Hejda said there was no harm intended on the play and that he didn’t trip Ovechkin, but rather that the winger stepped on the stick blade.
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