This photo is amaaaazing. (Photo credit: Geoff Burke)

Last time the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers played, the teams combined for 164 penalty minutes, a line brawl, a goalie fight, an angry John Carlson, and a partridge in a pear tree. While both teams said the right things leading up to today’s game, Caps captain Alex Ovechkin couldn’t help but send a message to the Flyers early in the game’s first minute: don’t mess.

[He probably said, hahahahahaha big hit so sickkkkk)))))) but you get the idea.]

As Brayden Schenn looked to pass to a teammate near the Flyers bench, Ovechkin, coming out for his first shift, caught the Flyers scrapper with a crushing hit.

Schenn left the ice bleeding, with a cut above his left eye.

This is the second time a Capital has bloodied Schenn this year (and the photos of that incident were amazing).

Ovi wasn’t done yet.

He also tallied a beautiful assist on the game’s first goal, which I can only assume was dedicated to Ron MacLean. Now let’s argue about whose goal it was!

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  • oryp

    “Now let’s argue about whose goal it was!”… I thought I was the only one who noticed that Mojo may not have actually touched it. or maybe Brouwer did. who knows…

  • Shaun Phillips

    Think Mojo got the final touch but I would give an assist to Brouwer.

  • Chris Cerullo

    I’m pretty sure Timonen put it in and it’s Ovechkin’s goal. I’m also bias and want to keep padding his goal totals…. 🙂

  • Brackaphobia

    Emery’s like “daaaamn,” Gustafsson’s like “MOMMY,” Schenn’s like “ow my face.”

  • William Obuschking Busch

    headz up there kiddo ovi will crush the hell out of you he did that to ur bro when he played for toronto and was out for a bit ..

  • derek

    On the score update they gave it to ovi

  • derek

    And then reversed it. #ijustwantanswers

  • liquid8d

    FYI, the highlight is the first goal. Also, I can only hope someone gets an animated gif of Oates’ reaction after the game tying goal (i saw it on the Philly feed).. i LOL’ed!