Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin good to go for Game 6 after taking questionable hit by Nazem Kadri

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is expected to be good to go for Game 6 of Washington’s first-round playoff series against the Maple Leafs.

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin’s streak of never missing a playoff game should remain intact Sunday night, as he’s expected to be good to go for Game 6 of Washington’s first-round playoff series against the Maple Leafs.

Ovechkin had be helped off the ice after taking a hip check from Toronto’s Nazem Kadri in the first period of Game 5 Friday night. He returned after the break and helped his team to a 2-1 overtime victory, which put the Caps up 3-2 in the series.



Ovechkin was reevaluated following the game and should be “ready to go” Sunday, Washington coach Barry Trotz said Saturday, per the Washington Post.

Opinions vary as to the legality of Kadri’s hit. While the Toronto center was slapped with a two-minute tripping penalty, Leafs coach Mike Babcock didn’t think he deserved a penalty at all, and NBC analyst Mike Milbury called it a “a legitimate hip check.”



Trotz said of Babcock, “He has his opinion, I have mine. Certain hits in the game, I think when you have an ability to injure a player, we just have different viewpoints.”

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