Islanders’ Jean-Gabriel Pageau briefly exits after Alex Ovechkin hit

Islanders’ Jean-Gabriel Pageau briefly exits after Alex Ovechkin hit

The Islanders could have a bone to choose with Alex Ovechkin after Monday’s recreation.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau left the match in opposition to the Capitals within the second interval after successful to the pinnacle from Washington’s star winger. He returned later within the interval.

Taking part in the puck within the nook after an unsuccessful Capitals energy play, Ovechkin took his shoulder to Pageau’s head from behind, sending the Isles middle to the ice. Pageau struggled to face straight after getting up, needing assist from Noah Dobson and a coach to get off the ice.

No penalty was known as on Ovechkin for the hit following a video assessment, a call that was greeted with boos inside UBS Enviornment.

The sequence was shortly adopted by a Capitals objective, as Garnet Hathaway reduce an Islanders result in 3-1. 

Alex Ovechkin nails Jean-Gabriel Pageau through the second interval.
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Alex Ovechkin was not known as for a penalty on the play.
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Jean-Gabriel Pageau
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Jean-Gabriel Pageau struggled to get to his ft after the hit.
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The Islanders have already handled myriad accidents this season, together with suspected concussions to Kyle Palmieri and Adam Pelech, the latter following successful into the boards by Robert Bortuzzo of the Blues. Each of these two gamers are nonetheless on injured reserve, as is Oliver Wahlstrom.

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