Hillen's left shoulder hit into the boards after Lecavalier struck him with what appeared to be a clean check. He was down on the ice and in pain until the whistle blew with 8:17 left in the second period.
Hillen was attended to on the ice but skated off under his own power, favoring his left arm. He went down the tunnel to the team's locker room.
Now they're not just the core, they're the captains. Oates told his players and then announced that Backstrom, Green and Laich will be the alternate captains this season. Obviously Ovechkin keeps the "C."