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Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals roughs it up with Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Verizon Center on February 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals roughs it up with Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Verizon Center on February 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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March 21, 2011: Gives a head shot to Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers.

Game penalty: Five-minute major for elbowing, game misconduct.

NHL penalty: Suspended for rest of season (10 games), first round of playoffs

Feb. 8, 2011: Drives Fedor Tyutin of the Columbus Blue Jackets into the boards from behind.

Game penalty: Five-minute major for charging, five-minute major for fighting.

NHL penalty: Four-game suspension

Feb. 6, 2011: Knee-on-knee hit to Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.

Game penalty: Two-minute minor for tripping.

NHL penalty: None

Feb. 4, 2011: Cheap shot on Steve Montador of the Buffalo Sabres.

Game penalty: Two minutes for roughing, 10-minute misconduct.

NHL penalty: None

Dec. 28, 2010: Elbows Evander Kane of the Atlanta Thrashers in the head.

Game penalty: None

NHL penalty: None

Dec. 21, 2010: Elbows Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes in the head.

Game penalty: Two-minute minor for roughing.

NHL penalty: None

Nov. 26, 2010: Drives the head of Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators into the boards.

Game penalty: Two-minute minor for boarding.

NHL penalty: None

Oct. 11, 2010: Runs NY Islander goalie Rick DiPietro three times.

Game penalty: Three separate minor penalties for goalie interference. Rematch later in season was uglier.

NHL penalty: None

April 30, 2010: Hits Andrei Markov of the Montreal Canadiens, who tears knee ligaments.

Game penalty: None

NHL penalty: None

March 7, 2010: Blindside hit to Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins, who was severely concussed on the play.

Game penalty: None

NHL penalty: None, but cheap hit led NHL to change Rule 48, regarding head shots.

Jan. 20, 2009: Hit to the head of Scott Walker of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Game penalty: Two minutes for interference

NHL penalty: Two game-suspension

Nov. 28, 2009: Hit to the head of Artem Anisimov of the New York Rangers.

Game penalty: Two minutes

NHL penalty: Two-game suspension

 

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