Alex Ovechkin deserved three games, but Zbynek Michalek's hit was just as dangerous.
The NHL punished the Capitals captain for leaving his feet and ramming his shoulder into the head of Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek.
Alex Ovechkin says he plays best when he plays physical. His teammates and coach agree he can't change his game.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom skated on his own for the first time since Jan. 6, three days after suffering a concussion.