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In the Capitals' Game 2 against the Hurricanes Saturday, Washington got a five-minute power-play after Micheal Ferland received a major penalty and game misconduct for a dangerous hit on Nic Dowd.

As Dowd entered the offensive zone, he found himself blindsided when Ferland delivered a high hit to the head, sending Dowd hard onto the ice. Ferland was almost immediately ejected, and Carolina head coach Rob Brind'Amour was visibly livid with the call.

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Dowd headed off the ice for concussion protocol, but soon returned to game action. Ferland could potentially face a suspension if the hit is deemed dangerous by the league, which would be a major lost for the Hurricanes, as he serves a major role on the top-6.

Tampa's Nikita Kucherov was given a one-game suspension Saturday after delivering a dangerous hit to Markus Nutivaara in Friday's Game 2 against Columbus.

"I don't see head contact," Brind'Amour told Pierre McGuire during a second-peiod interview in regards to Ferland's hit.

Brind'Amour also added that Ferland shouldn't receive a suspension for the play.

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