WASHINGTON – Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin has left Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs after taking a hit from Nazem Kadri.
Ovechkin went down at 17:32 of the first period when a hip check from Kadri made contact with his left knee. He remained on the ice for several minutes and was attended to by a trainer.
He left the ice with help from Nicklas Backstrom and Nate Schmidt and did not put weight on his left leg.
Kadri was given a two-minute minor penalty for tripping. T.J. Oshie scored on the Capitals' ensuring power play for a 1-0 lead.
Ovechkin has three goals through the first four games of the first-round series.