Ovechkin lashes out at teammates after Gaffe gives Bruins Game 3 – fr

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Ovechkin lashes out at teammates after Gaffe gives Bruins Game 3 – fr


Leadership takes many forms. Eastern Division captains like the Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins are among hockey’s most revered captains because they lead by example, often calmly and effectively. Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup-winning captain Alex Ovechkin has a different reputation.

Ovechkin let his teammates have it after a bad play led Boston Bruins winger Craig Smith to score an overtime goal to give the Boston Bruins a 3-2 OT victory in Game 3 of the TD Garden.

For the third game in a row, Washington took the Bruins into overtime, and for the second time, the Bruins won.

However, this time it wasn’t a big goal. It wasn’t even a good goal. Washington goaltender Ilya Samsonov did not play in the first two games for disciplinary reasons and for being placed under COVID protocol.

Samsonov stopped 40 of the first 42 shots, but the 43rd was a whoops, which drew Ovechkin’s ire.

Boston won the game 3-2 and leads the first round series against the Washington Capitals, 2-1.

It’s unclear whether Ovechkin was barking at Samsonov or former Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman turned Capitals defenseman Justin Schultz. Schultz could be seen coming back to the puck, which allowed Smith to win the battle and get a good close-up attempt cleanly.

Schultz should never have let this happen.

The Pittsburgh Penguins radio commentator also jumped on the incident.

Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal of the series in the first period. It was a power play tally. Washington led 2-1 until the middle of the third period. Bruins winger Brad Marchand scored a power play goal after Nic Dowd picked up a very sticky penalty.

After five minutes of overtime, Smith chose Schultz’s pocket and finished the game.

“It looked like one of them had gone for a ‘let it’ and another for a pass,” Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said. “There was just a little communication problem. It was a tough break the way the game ended. I thought Sammy had played a hell of a game for us.

Quote from Washington Post, Samantha Pell Twitter. Ovechkin was not in Zoom’s post-game interviews.



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