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.