NEW YORK -- New York Rangers forward Darroll Powe left Monday's Game 3 of the team's Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against the Washington Capitals in the first period.
Powe appeared to be in great pain after taking Capitals forward Joel Ward into the boards in the Rangers' zone 8:23 into the period. After spending a few seconds prone on the ice, Powe skated in obvious discomfort to the bench and did not return after playing only 2:33.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine also appeared to be hurt following a hard hit from Ryan Callahan in the Washington end with 4:23 remaining in the opening period. Callahan knocked Erskine down in the corner and the Capitals defenseman did not return in the opening period. But, he did return in second.