Carolina forward Andrei Svechnikov and Washington captain Alexander Ovechkin fought in the first period of the 1/8 Stanley Cup final between Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals.
Ovechkin sent his rival in a knockout, as a result, both Russians received a five-minute removal. At the same time, Svechnikov never left the ice.
“Carolina” in the home match defeated the “Washington Capitals” with a score of 5: 0. As part of the winners, doubles were noted Warren Fegele and Dagi Hamilton, also recorded at own expense on the double. Brock McGinn scored another goal.
Two years earlier, Alexander Ovechkin provoked a mass brawl in the match of the NHL “Washington” – “Columbus”.
At the beginning of the third period with a score of 3: 1 in favor of “Washington”, Ovechkin held a forceful reception against Zack Varenski. He suffered a face injury and left the game.
After that, a fight began, during which the striker exchanged blows with Josh Andersen and broke his nose.
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