Crosby leaves Game 3 after hit to head
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby left Game 3 of his team’s playoff series against Washington Monday after taking a hit to the head from Capitals defenceman Matt Niskanen.
The Penguins were in Washington’s end of the ice when Niskanen crosschecked Crosby across the face with his stick. Crosby was skating by Washington goaltender Braden Holtby when he turned and faced Niskanen.
Niskanen raised his stick and hit Crosby flush. Crosby was on the ice in obvious pain for several minutes before exiting slowly under his own power.
Results from last night’s game were unavailable at press time.
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby is helped off the ice after being injured during the first period of Monday night’s Eastern Conference semifinal game against the Washington Capitals.