Watch Alzner take big hit, return to ice later

Watch Alzner take big hit, return to ice later
December 10, 2013, 10:15 pm
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Karl Alzner injured in 2nd period

Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) lays on the ice after he was hit by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Richard Panik (71), of Slovakia, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Washington. Panik received a five-minute penalty for boarding, and Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin scored two goals on that power play.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

With the Capitals trailing 4-2 in the 2nd period, Richard Panik leveled Karl Alzner and earned a five-minute major for boarding.  The resulting power play netted the Caps two goals to even things up heading into the third period.

Alzner was shaken up and went to the locker room, but he did return and finished third on the Caps in time-on-ice on the night.

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