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Report: Alex Ovechkin Won’t Face Hearing For Hit On Dan Girardi

Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin will not have a disciplinary hearing for his hit on New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi, according to ESPN’s Katie Strang.

Video of the hit can be seen here; after the game, Capitals coach Dale Hunter called it “incidental contact,” but Girardi disagreed, saying that Ovechkin hit him in the head, according to NBC Sports. The Capitals won Saturday's game 3-2 to tie the series at two games apiece.

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