Concussion spotter couldn't pull Crosby for hitting boards
21:00, May 20, 2017
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There was a concussion spotter at Monday night's second-round playoff game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals.
Two late goals from Jake Guentzel and Evegeni Malkin were mere consolation for the Penguins, who at one stage had led the best-of-seven series 3-1. Besides the decision to move Alex Ovechkin to the third line, Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov have both re-emerged as difference-makers. Now, even as the Penguins beat Holtby twice in the final four minutes Monday, the potential problem in net is unquestionably Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury, who cursed himself after Burakovsky's second-period goal put the Caps up 2-0 - and then looked dicey the rest of the way. The Capitals won back-to-back games to force Game 7 at the Verizon Center, and look to have momentum on their side for the deciding game. The Penguins have won each of the previous three. These are the games in which they live to play. Following Monday night's game, however, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby had not been evaluated for a concussion.
Prior to the start of the 2016-17 season, the National Hockey League instituted a new concussion protocol, as first reported by Elliotte Friedman. If one of the NHL's top players like Crosby is going to be victimized by a weak stance on concussions, then the push to make changes needed to protect its players will be more likely to come to fruition. We're talking about a simple check-in on the brain of one of the best players in hockey, and there's either a blatant miscommunication happening here or someone just isn't telling the truth. "It was a fun one tonight for us, but we definitely have to regroup and get refocused on the start for Game 7".
The Capitals appeared on the verge of another unceremonious exit at the hands of the Penguins going into the third period of Game 5.
While the Capitals sniper has been relatively quiet during these playoffs - five goals and eight points in 12 games - it's not from a lack of effort. He said he underwent a "standard" concussion evaluation during the first intermission, which Penguins coach Mike Sullivan unknowingly contradicted in answering with a flat "no" when asked if Crosby was examined during or after the game.
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It wasn't unlike most of the first four games of the series, when Washington would control play for long stretches only to have Pittsburgh expertly counterpunch on its way to a 3-1 series lead. A three-time Cup victor, Williams is 7-0 with seven goals and seven assists in seven chances in Game 7.
The Canadian star was also sent crashing into the boards during a Penguins power play. "We just kept going".
The switch also freed up Washington's other skill players to take advantage of less-adept defensemen.
"Since Game 3, we've had a calmness about what we're doing". The Pittsburgh superstar has a history of head injuries, yet he returned to playoff hockey - where the referees swallow their whistles and let "hockey plays" happen with aplomb - to try to win another Stanley Cup.
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