Malkin was deemed to have been bracing for impact just before making contact with Oshie and didn't change the angle of his elbow or his stick prior to the collision, Johnston notes.
The Pittsburgh center was ejected from the game and assessed a match penalty on the play. Oshie had the last laugh, as he returned to the game and scored the game-winning goal with just over a minute left in regulation.
Oshie said postgame that after picking up the 2-1 win, he wasn't concerned about Malkin's hit and didn't care whether the league determined it required discipline.
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