Pens forward Evgeni Malkin took a cheap shot to Daniel Winnik’s head, with no call made by the officials. The question, will the NHL turn their heads as well?
Not only was Malkin’s hit to Winnik’s head, but Malkin also elevated for the hit, something the NHL has said they are trying to eliminate, and also warrants a suspension.
Winnik would leave the game, but return to the Caps bench prior to the end of the second period, but did not return to the ice.
NBC intermission commentary stated that the hit was clean and the elevation by Malkin came after the hit.