Washington Capital’s striker Alexander Ovechkin was punished for hitting an opponent with a stick in the groin. This was reported on Twitter by the National Hockey League’s (NHL) player safety department.
The striker escaped disqualification and will pay a $ 5,000 fine. The incident occurred on the night of Thursday, March 4, in the NHL regular season match, in which the capital club met with the Boston Bruins. American Trent Frederick suffered from the actions of the Russian.
The main time of the game ended with the score 1: 1. There were no goals in overtime, and Washington won the shootout. Ovechkin did not score with effective actions, but performed six power tricks and made 16 shots on goal. As a result, the Russian was recognized as the first star of the match.