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Video- Ovechkin Not Happy With High Hit From Neil

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,

“Four guys out there didn’t do their job, maybe they decide to celebrate New Year’s too early right before the game and they didn’t see headshots [from] Neil against me,” Ovechkin said. “He fell on the ice, it was kind of embarrassing to see.”

“I saw him, I felt like he going to hit me shoulder to shoulder I was ready for it but he hit right in my head, right in chin,” Ovechkin said. “I ask referee, ‘Why you didn’t see it?’ He was two feet from me he said ‘I didn’t see it’. The league try to fight through [headshots] but I think the referee didn’t see it at all.

“I step in there, come up from the corner and he just hit me straight up in the chin,” Ovechkin said. “It was, I think, bad hit and I think league have to look at it.”

more and watch the hit below...

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  Tags: alex+ovechkin, chris+neil


awould's avatar

I don’t mean this as criticism of you, Paul, but that replay video is terrible. In this day and age, you’d think a tv network could provide an HD video, or at least one that’s less fuzzy than the Zapruder film.

Posted by awould on 12/31/13 at 11:18 AM ET

Paul's avatar

I understand awould and I tried to find a better view but no luck.

Sportsnet had a game recap with the hit, but it was worse than the one I posted.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/31/13 at 11:30 AM ET

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