Thursday night, Evgeny Kuznetsov was slashed from behind in the the right leg (where there’s no protection) by Flyers forward Matt Read. The moment happened early in the third period, when the Caps were up 4-2. Kuznetsov, who has a history of knee problems, collapsed after the hit and writhed in pain. He needed Alex Ovechkin’s help to make it to the bench.
There was no penalty on the play.