Just over seven minutes into the third period, San Jose winger Brad Winchester was looking to make an impact as his team — up 3-2 at the time — looked to put the visiting Capitals away. Within a matter of seconds, he laid out a hit on Alex Ovechkin then stepped up against Alexander Semin.

The latter drew a charging penalty, but before play halted Ovechkin confronted Winchester and knocked the Sharks' forward to the ice.