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Caps’ Holtby claims Rangers’ Dorsett was guilty of ‘dirty slew foot’

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New York Rangers forward Derek Dorsett was in the middle of a lot of action in Game 6 on Sunday, particularly when it came to a couple controversial physical moments.*

The moment that angered the Washington Capitals came when the 26-year-old drew a cross-checking penalty on Mike Green about midway through the third period. While Green’s infraction was pretty easy to identify, the Capitals believed that Dorsett should have gone to the penalty box as well.

Goalie Braden Holtby went far enough to tell the Washington Times’ Stephen Whyno that Dorsett attempted “a dirty slew foot” on Green.

On the bright side, the Rangers’ squalid power play didn’t score on the ensuing man advantage, so one could argue that it wasn’t a major moment. On the other hand, Washington advocates would likely argue that the Capitals lost out on crucial time to attempt to tie the game.

(Video of the incidents will be added to this post when available.)

* – We’ll discuss Joel Ward sending him sprawling toward Henrik Lundqvist in another post.

Matt Niskanen injured by Patrice Bergeron boarding hit

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Patrice Bergeron doesn’t have a reputation for dirty hits, but he drew the Washington Capitals’ ire for a hit on Matt Niskanen.

The Capitals consider Niskanen “probable” to return to Wednesday’s game against the Boston Bruins with what they’re calling an upper-body injury. Bergeron received a two-minute boarding penalty for the infraction.

(Check out video of the hit above.)

The Capitals’ Twitter acknowledged the brewing bad feelings.

Does Bergeron deserve supplemental discipline for that boarding hit?

Washington currently leads the game 3-2.

Ouch: NHL official helped off ice after puck to knee (Video)

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There are plenty of hazards on an NHL rink even if you’re not a player.

Barry Trotz ranks among the coaches who’ve been hit by pucks, though he’s one of the tiny sliver of humans who would shake off a puck to the forehead. It can be dangerous for officials, too, whether it means a wayward puck or wayward player.

The latest example comes in the form of linesman Steve Miller needing help off the ice after a puck hit him in the knee area. As you can see from the video, it looked like he was in serious pain.

Yikes:

Video: Tyler Bozak with some saucy moves on this goal

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It’s refreshing that hockey fans have, for the most part, moved on from debating Tyler Bozak‘s merits.

The general feeling is that the Toronto Maple Leafs use him in appropriate ways these days, so we can simply enjoy his work as a pretty spiffy hockey player.

Speaking of spiffy, check out the sweet moves he made against the Minnesota Wild for the goal above. Feels like you could dub over a Chris Berman “whoop” or two in there, right?

(If you’re into that kind of thing.)

Here’s that gaudy move in isolation and in GIF form:

WATCH LIVE: Bruins at Capitals – Wednesday Night Rivalry

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Even with two games in hand, some might be surprised to see the Washington Capitals tied with the Boston Bruins in standings points in early December.

That’s the case on Wednesday Night Rivalry, as a somewhat up-and-down Capitals team (which is glad to welcome T.J. Oshie back) hosts a Bruins squad that’s riding a three-game winning streak.

It should be an interesting matchup on NBCSN, which you can also watch online or via the NBC Sports App.

Click here for the livestream.