Sidney Crosby appeared dazed and wounded after catching a David Steckel shoulder in the head. It was a “blindside” hit by definition, but hardly a premeditated act by Steckel. The NHL may look at the hit, although there was no penalty on the play, as it was similar to the Nick Foligno/Pat Dwyer incident from earlier this season.
It was a frustrating night for the Penguins overall. Washington overpowered them through the final two periods and hung on for a 3-1 win. Crosby returned to the game for the start of the third period, but did not factor much.