[Update: I’ve updated the headline, since a number of our readers feel I was just grasping for a story that’s not there. We’re not grasping for anything, or trying to make anything more of what it is. It’s an interesting moment, to us, before the Capitals and Canadiens game where Ovechkin likely inadvertently sprayed one of the kids the Habs has on the ice before each game. Most likely, I will never mention this again. Did Carey Price have a bad moment himself for the Habs tonight, that actually affected the game? Yes, he did and we talked about it earlier tonight and will certainly cover it tomorrow.]
I’m just going to leave this out there for you guys. Personally, I don’t think Ovechkin did it on purpose but he certainly wasn’t paying attention to what he was doing as he came to a stop. Your thoughts?
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger