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An NHL Legend Knocked Out An Opponent In A Fight During Tonight's Game

Alex Ovechkin skating during a playoff game.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring a first period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena on April 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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.

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.

The defending Stanley Cup Champion Caps lead the series 2-0.

However, Carolina leads tonight's Game 3 1-0 after one period.