Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Fined $5,000 For Spearing Bruins’ Trent Frederic

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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Thursday morning that Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was fined $5,000 for spearing forward Trent Frederic in the groin with 5:30 left of the team’s 2-1 shootout win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

Frederic cross-checked Ovechkin before getting speared. Ovechkin was given a minor penalty for slashing on the play.

The money will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance fund.

The Capitals and Bruins will face off at TD Garden again on Friday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NHL Network nationally).

By Harrison Brown

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5 Responses to Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Fined $5,000 For Spearing Bruins’ Trent Frederic

  1. Anonymous says:

    Isn’t there a rule against dropping your gloves the way Frederic did, twice last night?

  2. Scottlew73 says:

    So thier’s an old phrase in pro wrestling called “giving a receipt” basically means when somebody screws up doing something they get “paid back” for it later. Why was Ovie so “chicks**t” to drop his gloves & settle up the right way!! As great thinker Denis Lemiuex from Slapshot would say “.., just some dumb (insert Russian for English) pig that doesn’t know any better!” Thought Ovie knew that part of The Code!!

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      I think Frederic’s goal/role in the game was to antagonize certain players. The Capitals are too seasoned a team to fall into those type of rookie traps. Caps won the game. Now, if time permits tonight, and the game is decided, or even in a subsequent, less-meaningful game down the line, I’d almost bet Frederic will get something back.

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