Hornqvist misses hit on Capitals player, injures Penguins teammate Sheary
Distraught Pittsburgh Penguins fans should focus on a few things right now.
- The Washington Capitals are (as of this writing) only up 1-0 in Game 3.
- The Penguins currently hold a 2-0 series lead.
- We don’t know if Sidney Crosby’s injury is severe, even if it looked bad.
All of that noted, it’s been a tough night already for the Penguins.
They’ve seen goals called off and Daniel Winnik save a would-be tally by a hair, while there was some luck in Washington’s 1-0 lead. Another unlucky moment came when Patric Hornqvist attempted a hit on Lars Eller ... only for Eller to get out of the way, resulting in a hard hit on Penguins teammate Conor Sheary.
It’s early, but Sheary needed to leave the ice after that brutal accident.
Video of the ill-fated hit can be seen above. Here’s footage of the disallowed goal:
In case you’re wondering, the Penguins were on the mark *some* of the time.