Rangers' Buchnevich suspended one game for high-sticking Mantha

Pavel Buchnevich gets a five minute major and game misconduct for crosschecking Anthony Mantha in the face.

New York Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich has been suspended one game for high-sticking Washington CapitalsAnthony Mantha on Wednesday night.

The incident took place during the second period of Wednesday's fight-filled game between the Rangers and Capitals.

A hit from Buchnevich on Mantha along the wall in that second frame was followed by a series of slashes from the Capitals forward, who skated away and eventually doubled back to Buchnevich, at which time the Rangers forward caught Mantha with a cross-check to the face.

Buchnevich received a major penalty and a misconduct as a result of the high crosscheck.

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