Checkmate: Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Sends Golden Knights’ Nate Schmidt Into The Benches

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Washington Capitals‘ captain Alex Ovechkin is still chasing 700 goals tonight, but he sent former Capital and Vegas Golden Knights’ defenseman Nate Schmidt over the boards into the Knights’ bench towards the end of the opening frame.

After speeding through neutral ice, Ovechkin landed a big hit on Schmidt, which sent him flying over the Vegas bench. Schmidt left for the dressing room.

Schmidt did return for the remainder of the first period. After twenty minutes of play, the Capitals are down 2-0 at T-Mobile Arena.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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