Capitals star Ovechkin gets game misconduct

NHL scoring leader Alex Ovechkin is out of the Capitals’ game

against the Blackhawks after receiving a five-minute major and a

game misconduct in the first period for driving Chicago’s Brian

Campbell into the boards from behind.

Ovechkin raced up the ice and knocked Campbell into the boards

behind the net at 7:44 of the opening period on Sunday.

Campbell stayed down for several minutes before he was able to

leave the ice with a trainer at his side and head to the locker

room.

Ovechkin first went to the penalty box and then skated across

the ice and into the locker room.