At 8:12 of the second period on Wednesday, Ottawa’s Chris Neil was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. The ref’s decision was that Neil embellished after a phantom hit by Alex Ovechkin.
What actually happened was somewhat different. Neil plowed Ovechkin in the corner before the hit in question. Ovechkin recovered from and skated off in tandem with Neil. As Ovechkin accelerrated, his stick went into Neil’s midsection. Kinda hard. And by midsection, I mean yambag. And by yambag, I mean scrotum.