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Gloves Come Off After Cheap Shot on Alex Ovechkin

Gloves Come Off After Cheap Shot on Alex Ovechkin

BY MARK PARSONS    FEBRUARY 9, 2024  (11:56)
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In a largely uneventful Eastern Conference matchup between the Florida Panthers and Washington Capitals, tensions escalated in the final minutes of the 3rd period.


Ovechkin Cries Foul After Dirty Play




With the score tied and just over six minutes remaining, a faceoff error by the linesman led to a controversial moment. Despite the play being stopped immediately after the Capitals won the faceoff due to the linesman's mistake, the Panthers, known for their aggressive style, seized the moment for a cheap shot. As Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals controlled the puck, a Evan Rodrigues slashed Ovechkin's hand, sparking an intense reaction from both Ovechkin and teammate Tom Wilson, who expressed their frustration to the referees.


This incident, however, did not rally the Capitals, who ultimately fell to the Panthers with a final score of 4-2. The game's closing moments highlighted the existing animosity between the teams and underscored the Panthers' reputation for playing on the edge, contributing to the Capitals' defeat in a crucial game.


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