Alex Ovechkin and Drew Doughty are two of the best and most physically imposing players in the NHL. They’ve been matched up against each other every shift tonight. It’s been a fun battle to watch from home. They seem to be enjoying it too.
Midway through the second period, Doughty knocked Ovechkin over with a cross-check.
Ovechkin popped right back up and seconds later almost scored on a deflection.
Doughty, amazed by Ovechkin’s resiliency or frightened by his un-faze-ability, gave him another shove just to see if there really are old Soviet tank parts under his skin.
Both players shared smiles and laughs up the ice. Maybe a few chirps along the way. They’re just having fun out there.