The dangerous hit on the boards he left on Brian Campbell will make him watch his team play from the side lines for then next two games as Brian Campbell will miss the rest of the season.
A repeat offender in hit's like this Alex Ovechkin will receive the suspension with out pay, costing him a costly $232,645.40.
The hit slash shove close to the boards left Brian Campbell with a broken clavicle and broken ribs.
The refs handed Ovechkin a five minute major and a game misconduct for the incident.
This is Alex Ovechkin third Game Misconduct of the season.
Ovechkin plays with passion and an edge and is know for hit's like this but a hit that ended a players season should of been more stiffer than a two game suspension, especially being his third offense.
Capitals brass and Vice President George McPhee had no problem with how Ovechkin finished his hit and is upset with the suspension, unfortunately a player was injured on the play he said in a statement.
OK, the hit doesn't look that bad as the player fell off balanced and hit the boards awkwardly I think a three to five game suspension would of been more just and show the league is making a statement on repeat offenders.
Ovechkin will be missed but how deep is this team? After Ovechkin left this game the Chicago Black Hawks would open up a 3-0 lead, but the Capitals fought back to tie the game in regulation and then win it in overtime.
The Capitals are 6-2 without Ovechkin in the line up and have already clinched their division. A 3-5 game suspension would of fit the crime for the injuries occurred.
See footage of the the Ovechkin hit here: http://www.puckvideo.com/alex-ovechkin-gets-two-game-suspention-hit-campbell.htm