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First-period report: Wild start leads to Ovie's questionable hit on Gonchar

Updated: May 8, 2009, 9:04 PM ET
By Scott Burnside

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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