Ovechkin, Andre-Fleury got petty during warmups

Brian Tinsman
June 07, 2018 - 9:32 pm

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The game is only 60 minutes long, but the mind games are years in the making. 

Alex Ovechkin has seen his previous chances at a Stanley Cup stopped by Marc-Andre Fleury too many times. On the cusp of his first Stanley Cup, Ovi made sure to remind Fleury that he was coming for him.

Skating around during pre-game warmups, Ovechkin swerved to center ice to tap Fleury's pads and then casually skate away. 

Fleury skated after him but peeled off before catching him. The next time Ovi came close, Fleury made sure to tag him back:

Fair or foul? Unwritten rule or gamesmanship?

Those determinations will likely be framed by the outcome of the game.


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