Late in the first period, we all feared the worse as we watched Alex Ovechkin get 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.