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Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby Leaves Game 3 After Head Injury (Video)

May 1, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) is helped off of the ice by Pens trainer Chris Stewart (R) after Crosby suffered an apparent injury against the Washington Capitals during the first period in game three of the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Early in Game 3 of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals Round 2 matchup, captain Sidney Crosby was forced to leave via a head injury.

Oh, what a shame.

That’s the sentiment coming from every fan of the Washington Capitals and, perhaps, New York Rangers at this very moment. And while, truthfully, nobody wants to see even their greatest nemesis go down via injury, these are the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Carnage is a factor.

In Game 3 of the second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and aforementioned Caps, captain Sidney Crosby found himself “banged up.”

Not sure if it was a true crosscheck. Matt Niskanen more or less reacted to Crosby falling into his space in a flailing “selling” type motion after Alex Ovechkin‘s high stick.

In any event, Niskanen received a five-minute major and a game misconduct and Crosby, who’s suffered through a history of concussions, has not returned to the game.

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