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Gonchar leaves Game 4 with injury

Friday, 05.08.2009 / 8:25 PM / Conference Semifinals: Washington vs. Pittsburgh

By Staff

Pittsburgh defenseman Sergei Gonchar left Game 4 of the Penguins' series against Washington late in the opening period Friday night after a knee-on-knee hit by the Caps' Alex Ovechkin.

The Penguins announced that Gonchar's return was questionable.

With Washington on a power play, Ovechkin raced behind the net and caught Gonchar with his right knee. The hit sent Gonchar spinning into the air before he landed on the ice; he was quickly on his hands and knees, in obvious pain.

Ovechkin received a tripping penalty at 14:55; Gonchar, who scored the Penguins' first goal 3:55 into the game, was helped off the ice.
Quote of the Day

You could feel it. You could feel that they were going after each other and trying to win the game for their team.

— Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom on Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals, in which Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Penguins forward Sidney Crosby each scored hat tricks
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