Tensions and dangerous hits are continuing to escalate during the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals playoff series.
Monday night during game 3 of the series Penguins player Kris Letang blew up Capitals player Marcus Johansson with a shot to the head. (SLIDESHOW: Prepare For The NHL Playoffs With A Hot Blonde Bombshell NHL Wife)
The incredibly dangerous hit was almost certainly in retribution for the hit Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik threw to the head of Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta during game 2. The hit ultimately resulted in Orpik getting a three game suspension.
There’s a big difference between hard hits and hits that will send people to the hospital. If the refs don’t get this series under control then somebody is going to get seriously hurt. (SLIDESHOW: These Gorgeous Women Love Baseball)