Photo credit: @ovi8
In the first period of the Kraft Hockeyville game between the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets, Alex Ovechkin absorbed a brutal high stick. After the game, he showed off the damage on Twitter. His left eye appears swollen and cut. His nose is bruised. His left cheek is swollen. And he has a cut above and on his swelling lip. Yuck.
Maybe his face will look better after the plane ride home to DC.
Here’s a screengrab of Ovi’s face from overtime too.
Green: “Ovi always seems to come out of it. He looks mangled but he's always OK. I guess that’s why they call him the Russian Machine.”
— Katie Carrera (@kcarrera) September 15, 2013