Late in the first period, we all feared the worse as we watched Alex Ovechkinget helped to the locker room. Ovechkin could not put any pressure on his left leg. The knee-on-knee hit by Nazem Kadri looked devastating.
Instead, because Ovi is half man/half Soviet tank parts, the Russian machine led the Capitals out onto the ice for the second period. He took the opening faceoff and then he hockey-murdered Jake Gardiner again.
The hit rattled the glass so much that it appears the CSN cameraman almost fell over.
Through two periods of play, Ovechkin leads all Capitals players with five hits.