The Washington Times - May 7, 2012, 01:09PM

NEW YORK | While Alex Ovechkin’s charging hit on Dan Girardi drew a penalty and some (justified) attention given the Washington Capitals captain’s history, the New York Rangers defenseman was involved in a hit with Matt Hendricks in Game 4 as well.

At the 8:25 mark of the second period, Hendricks made a tap pass up ice to Brooks Laich when Girardi bowled him over. Perhaps the hit was a half-second late, but teammates didn’t sound outraged about it and Hendricks brushed off the conversation.


“Yeah, I don’t know,” he said. “I think you guys make more of it than we do.”

Girardi did not get a penalty on the play.