May 12, 2013
Capitals cry foul over alleged Dorsett slew foot
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

New York Rangers forward Derek Dorsett checks Washington Capitals defenceman Jack Hillen during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden in New York, May 12, 2013. (REUTERS/Adam Hunger)

The Washington Capitals are crying foul.

After dropping a 1-0 decision to the New York Rangers Sunday afternoon, several Capitals’ players and coach Adam Oates aired their beef about an alleged “dangerous” slew-foot attempt by Derek Dorsett on defenceman Mike Green just before the 14-minute mark of the third period.

Green responded by cross-checking Dorsett in the face and took a minor penalty, giving the Rangers their fifth power play (compared to none for the Capitals).

“I think that play should be reviewed,” said Capitals goalie Braden Holtby. “It’s a dirty slew foot and we’re shorthanded from it. That’s the only (penalty call) I think any of us have a problem with.”



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