Video: Alex Ovechkin’s Big Hit on Mikael Grabovski

At the tail end of the second period with the Caps up 1-0, Alex Ovechkin absorbed a body check in the Caps defensive zone. We’re guessing he didn’t like that too much, because Ovechkin immediately responded by doling out some punishment of his own.

As Dion Phaneuf advanced the puck up to Mikael Grabovski near the circles, Ovechkin pushed down on the accelerator and knocked the Belarusian flying into the air with a clean open ice body check.

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Caps beat Leafs 2-0, Time to Hit the Road

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Sitting just one point behind the division-leading Florida Panthers, Sunday afternoon’s duel between the Washington Capitals and Toronto was a tremendous opportunity to climb the east.

Brooks Laich scored a shorthanded goal (just the team’s third and first by any player not named Chimera) to get on the board first. Mathieu Perreault caught a rebound off Alex Semin’s drive to make it 2-0. Caps beat Leafs.

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