There was some chaos in first period of Tuesday’s Capitals-Blue Jackets game in Columbus. First, the Blue Jackets jumped all over the Capitals with four goals in the opening frame, including one from one of their recent trade deadline acquisitions, veteran center Mark Letestu. That offensive outburst led to Capitals goalie Braden Holtby being pulled for the start of the second period. But it wasn’t just the scoreboard that had some fireworks. As the first period came to a close there was an altercation behind the Columbus net that resulted in Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert being given a match penalty for butt-ending Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin right in the face.
Matt Calvert ejected for butt-ending Alex Ovechkin
Pro Hockey Talk | Feb 27