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added 12:01pm, Washington release is below... added 12:06pm, Carolina release added below too...
Yahoo Sports' Harrison Mooney reports that nobody got hurt in this collision between Alex Ovechkin and Washington Capitals teammate Jack Hillen, but it sure looked like what happens when semitrucks collide:
Lance Bouman of the Calgary Flames with a hit on Jack Hillen of the Washington Capitals and of course, Tom Wilson of the Caps goes after Bouma. Both received 5 for fighting.
Looked like a clean hit to me and the Capitals report Hillen will not return to the game.
Watch ther video below...
from Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog,
The Islanders defenseman did what hockey defensemen do, throwing his face in front of an Alex Ovechkin slapshot at close range. The results were about what you’d expect; a pool of blood, a lot of quiet fans and scared players, and a trip to the hospital.
“It’s the game of hockey, but you never want to see a player go down like that,” Jason Chimera said, via FanHouse. “He took the full force of the shot. Difficult to watch.”
added 12:06pm, Hillen suffered a broken jaw and out for around 2 months. Video of the play is below…