Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Carolina Hurricanes forward Alex Semin are best friends off the ice. On it, um, not so much. Which is why last year, Sasha checked Sasha so hard, he had to adjust himself on the bench.
Thursday night, in the first Sasha Bowl of the young season, Ovechkin checked Semin in the face during the final minute of the third period to try and save a goal.
With Braden Holtby pulled for an extra attacker, Semin grabbed a loose puck and skated up ice looking to pot an empty net goal. Instead, he got cross-checked in the mush.
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Ovechkin got a two-minute minor for roughing. Somehow, Semin got a two minute minor for embellishing.