Ovechkin sits Andrei Svechnikov DOWN during first period fisticuffs

Josh Luckenbaugh
April 15, 2019 - 8:05 pm

If Alex Ovechkin never pursued hockey, he'd make a pretty good boxer.

That's exactly what the Capitals' superstar proved Monday night when young Hurricanes forward and fellow Russian Andrei Svechnikov bumped him one too many times. 

Ovechkin KO'd his countryman in just a few swift blows. While Svechnikov headed to the locker room for treatment, Ovechkin skated to the penalty box to serve his five-minute major penalty. 

And while Ovechkin showed he can more than hold his own when the gloves are dropped, it's something he hadn't done in nearly a decade. 

At least Svechnikov can say he joined the exclusive club of guys who have fought Ovechkin. That is, if he can remember exchanging blows with the "Great 8."

And as you might have expected, Svechnikov did not return to Monday's first round playoff game. 

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