Alexander Ovechkin Lays Out Andrei Svechnikov in Fight

Tanya Simon
April 16, 2019

Midway through the first period of tonight's playoff game, Ovechkin and Svechnikov got tangled up.

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin knocked out the Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov in Game 3 of the first round of the National Hockey League playoffs Monday. The 19-year-old rookie then fell and hit the back of his head on the ice.

Ovechkin also dropped the gloves with Kris Versteeg back in 2013 in a game against the Panthers, but the tussle was not enough to warrant a fighting penalty, as the referees broke it up before it could truly escalate.

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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.

Back in 2010, Ovechkin fought Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky in a December 12 game against the Rangers. He's done a little bit of everything for the Capitals this series, tallying two primary assists in Saturday's Game 2 win, scoring a goal in Game 1 and now recording the first fight of the matchup. The Capitals lead the best-of-seven first round series 2-1.

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