Late in the second period, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin checked New York Rangers forward Rick Nash hard against the boards. Nash apparently didn’t like that too much, because as Ovechkin skated away, he hooked him in the skates.
Later that shift, as Ovechkin skated towards the Caps bench, Nash gave him another whack and a face-wash.
Ovechkin then morphed into Must Break You mode and started punching Nash in the face.
He got in a cross-check and two good punches in, both of which would have made Ivan Drago proud.
I call it: The Ovechpunch.
As the two were pulled apart by officials, Ovechkin laughed at Nash.
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Oh man. Who doesn’t love a pair of Maurice Richard trophy winners exchanging gloved jabs?
Ovechkin and Nash would both get matching minors for roughing. While in the box, Mikhail Grabovski scored on a penalty shot.
Let’s call it a success.