There was mixed reaction in both the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals locker-rooms following Game 3 of their second round playoff series on whether defenceman Kris Letang should be suspended for a hit on Marcus Johansson.
The Penguins defender struck Johansson with a high hit in the first period on Monday. Letang received a minor interference penalty on the play while Johansson stayed on the ice briefly before coming back to the game in the second.
Ovechkin mentions three games as a possible suspension — the same amount that Capitals teammate Brooks Orpik received for a Game 2 hit to the head on Pittsburgh’s Olli Maatta.
The victim in this situation, Johansson, agreed with his captain.
It was a different story for the Penguins, who won the game 3-2 and took a 2-1 series advantage, with coach Mike Sullivan defending his star player.