In a series which has seemingly featured a head shot per game, Evgeni Malkin hit Daniel Winnik, surprise surprise, in the head. The play, which happened mid-way through the second period, occurred while the Caps were on the penalty kill.
Late in the third period, Capitals forward Tom Wilson got checked in the head by Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning. As Wilson turned back to retrieve a Jason Chimera pass in the offensive zone, Manning hit Wilson in the head and shoulder with his left arm.
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik is questionable to return after a hard check along the boards by Philadelphia forward Ryan White.
Orpik was caught in a vulnerable position along the boards. White appears to hit him up high in the back and the head, as well as making contact with the knees. Orpik falls to the ice and is unable to get up.
Brooks Orpik took two penalties in the first period of game, drawing the ire of some fans for his infractions. The Caps killed those penalties ably, and then Orpik redeemed himself in the third by drawing a double minor.
Capitals forward TJ Oshie is a game-time decision for tonight’s matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers, and it may be due to an awkward hit he absorbed during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
In the final minute of the second period of Sunday’s game, Oshie attempted to carry the puck into the offensive zone. While Ryan Murray and Matt Calvert tried to force a turnover, Brandon Dubinsky hit Oshie awkwardly along his side and back.
Oshie waved to the bench for a shift change and then went back to the locker room.