Toronto Maple Leafs v Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin battles Dion Phaneuf, bumps linesman


Dennis Wideman stole the spotlight on Friday night, but Alex Ovechkin was a busy man. He earned an assist, fired eight shots on net and generally looked like the constant factor the Washington Capitals hope for. Check out this fascinating video of his matchup with Dion Phaneuf, which doesn’t show Phaneuf’s “spear” on John Carlson but does make a passing mention of it …

The other obligatory Ovechkin video shows the Capitals captain accidentally knocking linesman Dan Shachte down and immediately apologizing.

It looks like Ovechkin is pretty serious about hitting “anything that moves.”

Report: Ex-NHLer Aaron Ward arrested for assaulting female (Updated)

Brad May, Kevin Hodson, Jiri Fischer, Aaron Ward
1 Comment

Aaron Ward, a 16-year NHL veteran that appeared in over 800 career games, has been arrested for assault on a female, per WNCN.

Ward was arrested on Friday in Cary, North Carolina and also charged with interfering with emergency communication, according to the report.

Currently working as an analyst for TSN, Ward spent five years of his career in Carolina, helping the ‘Canes capture the Stanley Cup in 2006.

Update: Per WRAL, Ward’s wife called 9-1-1 after the two had a confrontation around 1 p.m. ET. Police confirmed Ward was arrested at his home in Cary.

Video: Hextall comments on AHL d-man Pyett, who was diagnosed with sarcoma in leg

1 Comment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Defenseman Logan Pyett of the Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and will be out indefinitely.

The team said Friday the 27-year-old Canadian has a sarcoma in his upper leg. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says the club offers “heartfelt thoughts and prayers.”

Pyett signed a one-year contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms after being at the Flyers’ training camp. He was selected by Detroit in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL entry draft. He signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers in 2012 and spent two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League.