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Tuesday’s Baltimore Hockey Classic may have been dampened — see what we did there? — by puddles, poor ice conditions, and a Predators win, but there was one high point. Midway through the second period, Alex Ovechkin skated down the ice before Preds’ defenseman Ryan Ellis tried to separate Ovi from the puck at the half wall. Ellis lost. Apparently, really bad.

Unfortunately, tonight’s game wasn’t televised so no one away from the arena saw the hit. Until now.

Via youtube user popsicles43, here’s a front row seat to Ovi’s massive bodycheck!