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Poll: Should Alex Ovechkin be suspended?

Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with teammate Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


Alex Ovechkin is again getting a lot of attention only this time around it’s not for the goal he scored in Game 4, but for the controversial hit he put on Dan Girardi instead.

Ovechkin caught Girardi with a hit through the zone in which he left his feet to deliver a blow that at first appeared to be shoulder-to-shoulder but Girardi claims he was hit in the head. While Caps coach Dale Hunter believed it was “incidental contact” we’re curious what you think.

Should Ovechkin be suspended for his hit? The overwhelming suspicion after the game is Ovechkin will not see supplemental discipline from the league, but with him having a not-so clean record for hits, is that the right move to make? Let us know in our poll.

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