Blue Jackets’ Josh Anderson tossed from Game 1 after hit from behind (Video)
We have our first ejection of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
And, man, has it ever been costly for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Late in the first period of Game 1 between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals, Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson drilled Caps defensemen Michal Kempny from behind on the end boards in Washington’s zone.
Kempny had a towel pressed to his face and left the game after the hit. He did not return for the second period. Anderson, for his efforts, was handed a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.
Washington didn’t waste any time on the ensuing power play.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 29 seconds into the power play and then double the Caps lead to 2-0 with his second power-play goal of the game 29 seconds after that.