NHL News: Sam Bennett a Flames scratch again, Alex Ovechkin fined for a huge groin shot, and more

And here we go again…

Sam Bennett is set to be a healthy scratch tonight when the Flames take on the Senators. Apparently, Geoff Ward is sending a message and that’s basically a trade is inevitable.

NHL News: Alex Ovechkin only fined for groin shot

There are rules for NHL Superstars and then there’s rules for everyone else. Last night, Alex Ovechkin nearly turned Trent Frederic into a eunuch. The Bruins forward was antagonizing Ovechkin all night until the Caps captain said – ENOUGH.

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Ovechkin taking heat for COVID violation(Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

That came in the form of a spear to the groin area so obvious and blatant that a player like Brendan Lemieux would’ve been suspended 5 games for. Instead, Ovi gets a $5,000 fine – the equivalent of a parking ticket in a small town in Ohio for him.

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