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Referee’s Tolerance Reaches a Breaking Point as Ovechkin’s Taunting Gets Him Ejected

The rivalry between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals reached a boiling point today when Caps captain Alex Ovechkin expressed his displeasure with the referees.

A heated exchange between Rangers and Capitals players occurred in the third period, culminating in Ovechkin’s ejection from the game. Witness the mentioned moment for yourself:

While Ovechkin is known for his aggressive style of play, we rarely see him visibly irritated to the point of mocking the officials as he exits the ice.

It’s certainly unusual to see Ovi ejected from a game. The officiating must have been particularly suspect for the 37-year-old veteran to react so passionately. The escalating rivalry between these two teams will undoubtedly be something to watch into next season.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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