During tonight's game three matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington captain Alexander Ovechkin made a decision to drop the gloves with Andrei Svechnikov. The two dropped gloves to brawl before Ovechkin pummeled rookie Svechnikov with three right jabs.
The 19-year-old winger immediately fell to the ice and didn't get up for several moments.
Ovechkin's Washington Capitals now lead their first round playoff series with the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0.
The Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov just learned that the hard way.
It was Ovechkin's fourth career fight and first since 2010, according to HockeyFights.com. Both players were assessed 5-minute major penalties for the fight.
Carolina said Svechnikov would miss the rest of the game with an upper-body injury. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 National Hockey League draft has played in every game for the Hurricanes this season, scoring 20 goals and 17 assists. His absence is a blow for Carolina, which trails the best-of-seven series 2-0.
It's not the first time the teenager has meet the Russian superstar.