Washington Capitals legend Alex Ovechkin is known for his goal-scoring prowess, but the veteran winger apparently can handle himself in an on-ice sparring session. Just ask Andrei Svechnikov of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Midway through the first period of tonight’s playoff game, Ovechkin and Svechnikov got tangled up. Blows were exchanged.
Then, the 33-year-old Ovechkin landed a couple of monster right hands and dropped the 19-year-old clean. It looked like Svechnikov was knocked out cold.
— Kris Abbott (@KrisOddsShark) April 15, 2019
Ovi did a number on his fellow Russian. Even by hockey fight standards, that was something.
According to Hockey Fights, Ovechkin had three prior battles on his resume, while Svechnikov had only one.
Andre Svechnikov – 1 in the #OHL against Ondrej Machala('17)
— Luke Wells (@LukeWells57) April 16, 2019
The defending Stanley Cup Champion Caps lead the series 2-0.
However, Carolina leads tonight’s Game 3 1-0 after one period.