Tuomo Ruutu is a pest. From picking on Nicklas Backstrom to giving Dennis Wideman world’s grossest injury, the dude is flat out annoying. So in the third period of the Caps’ 2-1 win over Carolina, Alex Ovechkin — after losing an edge — decided to take his anger out on the 28-year-old Finn. As Ruutu dumped the puck in the Capitals’ zone, Ovi leveled him into the boards with his titanium left shoulder. The hit was so powerful, in fact, that it took out both Ruutu and the linesman beside him. After the officials disallowed Laich’s second period goal, this is the kind of accident that’s nice to watch over and over on replay.

Canes’ Annoucers Play-by-play of the Hit

Hit in GIF Form

Via welshhockeyfan.tumblr.com

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    If only we all had a Ruutu to take our frustrations out on.

  • http://twitter.com/kat326 Rachel Cohen

    “YOU GET A RUUTU, AND YOU GET A RUUTU. EVERYBODY GETS A RUUTU.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/coxswainsc Nick Palastro

    Bullvechkin

  • Chasedc

    what a hit!

  • Anonymous

    “Happy birthday Ashley. I kill Ruutu as present. So sick.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryantpthomas Bryant Thomas

    “ahahaha)))))))))))))”

  • Dark Stranger

    Ruutus are a girl’s best friend.  Ruutu is the Finnish last name that means “diamond”.

  • Dmitrykrupenya

    Hit of the Year!!!!

  • derp

    Ruutu

  • Rhino40

    THIS is one facet of the Ovie we all know and love…he’s like, the Russian Ivan Drago:  whatever he hits, he destroys…

    oh, wait…

  • Rhino40

    ROTGDFLMMAO!!

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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