BY WEB STAFF
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been fined $1,000 for his last-minute slew-foot on Atlanta Thrashers forward Rich Peverley on Thursday night.
Ovechkin received a two-minute tripping penalty on the play in the final minute of Washington’s 5-4 win over the Thrashers. A review of the play showed it was in fact a slew-foot attempt.
Earlier this week Anaheim’s Evgeny Artyukhin received a three-game suspension for a slew-foot on Dallas’ Matt Niskanen, who is listed day-to-day with a head injury.
Despite the win, Ovechkin was held off the scoresheet for only the second time in nine games this year.