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Dan Girardi says he got hit in head

Updated: May 5, 2012, 6:55 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi said Capitals star Alex Ovechkin hit him in the head first during a second-period collision, although Ovechkin disagreed when asked about the incident after the Caps' 3-2 win Saturday.

With a loose puck at his feet, Ovechkin left his skates and leveled Girardi with a high hit that earned him a charging minor at 12:17 of the second period in Game 4. According to multiple sources, Ovechkin is unlikely to face league discipline for ...

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