VIDEO | Alexander Ovechkin knocks out Andrei Svechnikov

Alex Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin is known for his lethal shot and crushing bodychecks but it is rare to see the NHL’s leading goal scorer throwing fists.

During tonight’s game three matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington captain Alexander Ovechkin decided to drop the gloves with Andrei Svechnikov.

The result was a devastating knockout for the NHL’s reigning and defending Rocket Richard trophy winner.

Check out the knockout below:

Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals currently lead their first round playoff series with the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0.

Game three is going down right now.

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