While the Washington Capitals played great against the Pittsburgh Penguins, they fell 3-2, losing another game they really needed to win. But it wasn’t for a lack of effort.

Caps captain Alex Ovechkin attempted 8 shots, 4 of them on goal, and recorded an insane 7 hits, leading all players.

His most impressive collision was his third-period hit on center Brandon Sutter, which sent the center tumbling into the Penguins bench.

Only Sutter’s left arm clutching onto the boards kept him from getting the full experience, flipping completely head-over-heels for an unplanned line change.

That wasn’t Ovechkin’s only spot of the old ultraviolence.

In the first period, he punched forever-linked-foil Sidney Crosby. Deeply satisfying.

Less satisfying: the two-minute minor for roughing Ovi served as a result.

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  • Chris Cerullo

    Sid with the signature head-snap

  • Brackaphobia

    The look on Cindy’s face after though. Priceless.

  • Darla Doxstater

    What’s this fascination that person has for Capitals’ elbows?

  • Jonathan Watkins

    So worth it

  • alchemistmuffin

    That was, in my opinion, stupid mistake. THE REF IS RIGHT THERE!!!!!!! If the ref was on other side, I would’ve said “SUCK IT CROSBY, you whining ****” (fill in the blank) but you never do that if the ref is right there. They will ALWAYS call that (okay, maybe most of the time)

  • Rob W.

    call me old school but the penalty on Ovi was so soft

  • Diller M

    I’m OK with that kind of penalty against the pens. Rough stuff seems to work at getting them off their game, see Philly and Boston series as evidence, sometimes you’re gonna take a penalty as a result.

  • Patrick Doyle

    Bust them up..

  • Patrick Doyle

    That elbow to Crosby was BS. Crosby being his usual pussy self

  • CapsKel

    Yep, boneheaded move.

  • CapsKel

    I’m not sure how it put Crosby off his game… He had a 3-point night.

  • CapsKel

    Not worth putting the Pens on the PP, sorry. Not unless we’ve given up on the playoffs.

  • Diller M

    It can work, obviously this was too little too late

  • Adam Johnson

    Sid should play soccer instead of hockey with his ability to flop so much.

  • John Fitzmaurice

    Vintage Cindy!

  • Cthulu’s Alarm Clock

    “Two minutes, well worth it.”

  • Steven Jenkins

    Where is the GIF of Orpik crushing Ovechkin behind the net?

  • Todd N

    i wouldnt called it crushing. they both ran into each other Orpik had a better angle and OVI fell..

  • salgotnv

    Saw Brouwer on the PK by the pens bench holding one of their dropped sticks outta the guys reach like he was dangling money over some shrimps head. Pretty awesome, +20 troll cred

  • Chip

    or basketball.

  • Deadguins Forever

    I wouldn’t call it crushing either. But if you look up a Deadguins blog, you might find it.

  • Adam Johnson

    Him and Lebron can form one hell of a flop team.