Evgeni Malkin Blow To Winnik’s Head – No Call


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.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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5 Responses to Evgeni Malkin Blow To Winnik’s Head – No Call

  1. Lee Taylor says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Look at the play agin your blind as a bat

  3. Garrett says:

    You seriously have to stop. He clearly does not leave his feet until after contact is made, which is completely legal. His doesn’t lift his elbow or change his trajectory before the hit. You know who does change their trajectory before the hit? Winnik does. It’s a clean, but unfortunate hit.

    • Garrett says:

      Also, nice job banning me from your shitty facebook page. What the hell is wrong with caps fans that we can’t be corrected. We’re stuck in this perpetual victim complex bullshit against the pens. Maybe we aren’t getting the breaks because the team is playing like shit. But, instead of just admitting that, we blame the NHL and the officias. What a fucking joke.

      • Anonymous says:

        Maybe the reason you were banned had something to do with how talk in your comment above. No one wants someone who uses vulgarity to be commenting on their page.

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