Mike Sullivan said that the hit by Brooks Orpik on Olli Maatta in the opening minutes of Game 2 of the second-round playoff series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday was “type of hit that everyone in hockey is trying to remove from the game.”

Maatta, in transition, took a shot from the top of the left circle at 4:12 of the Penguins’ eventual 2-1 victory and had glided to the bottom of the circle when he made contact with Orpik. Maatta had come to a stop, but the Capitals defenseman finished his hit and appeared to strike Maatta in the head with his left shoulder.