First-period report: Wild start leads to Ovie's questionable hit on Gonchar
PITTSBURGH -- Wow. What a wild first period. Let's start with what could be the biggest play of that opening frame, and it's not any of the four goals scored:
Alex Ovechkin's hit on Sergei Gonchar.
We just saw the replay a couple of times in the press box and it definitely looked like Ovechkin stuck out his knee and took Gonchar knee-on-knee as the Pens defenseman tried to spin away from the Caps star. Now, it's not quite Bryan Marchment, but it was definitely a dangerous ...
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