Alexander Ovechkin Making Headlines for All of the Wrong Reasons…Again

March 15th, 2010 by Tim King Leave a reply »
Alexander Ovechkin changed the face of the Stanley Cup playoffs a month before they begin with a single play on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.  His exploits are splashed across sports pages from here to Fairbanks this morning.  But like much of the publicity he has generated this season Ovechkin is in the headlines again for all of the wrong reasons. Ovechkin ended the season of the Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell at 12:16 of the first period Sunday afternoon when he pushed the defenseman who had just cleared the puck around his net.  Campbell crashed heavily into the boards and laid on the ice for several minutes before being helped to the locker room. At least two sources confirm that Campbell suffered a broken collarbone and cracked ribs in the frightening crash which lead to Ovechkin being assessed his third game misconduct of the season. The Capitals star narrowly escaped an automatic one game suspension under section 46.2 of the NHL rules because more than 41 games had elapsed since his first game misconduct but will still face a disciplinary hearing with Colin Campbell later in the week.  Had Ovechkin hit you that hard walking down F Street in ...

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