GIFS: Alex Ovechkin, Jack Hillen collide in overtime
Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen had to leave the game in overtime on Tuesday night after colliding with Alex Ovechkin in the neutral zone. A brutal collision.
Alex Ovechkin is more than a goal scorer. He's also a big power forward who can really lay some big hits. Unfortunately his teammate Jack Hillen found that out in overtime on Tuesday.
After the Caps scored short-handed late in regulation to force OT, each team was cut down to four skaters a side. Still, it wasn't enough ice for the two to avoid each other in the neutral zone with Hillen carrying the puck.
And here's a slow-mo version from in closer. Ouch.
Hillen remained face down on the ice for a minute before slowly getting up and off the ice. Ovechkin was shaken up from the hit too and was slow getting up but he did return for his next shift.
It's always a bit dangerous to guess but it sure looked like Hillen could be dealing with a concussion after that shot and considering the Capitals' biggest issue right now is on the blue line, that would be pretty bad news.
The Caps did lose the game in the shootout to the Kings but still picked up one valuable point to move into a tie for the last playoff spots.
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