Early in Game Five, Leafs forward Nazem Kadri clipped Alex Ovechkin in the leg, sending the Ovechkin tumbling to the ice. For a moment fans worried if Ovechkin’s season were over, but the future Hall of Famer returned for the start of the next period, unfazed.
Ovechkin landed a big hit on Jake Gardiner. Later he jabbed Kadri, as if to say, you made a big mistake for messing with me. In Game Six, Ovechkin’s bullying of Kadri concluded as he suplexed and flipped the center late in the second period.