Last Saturday during the Capitals’ loss to the Canes in Game Three, Alex Ovechkin and Andrei Svechnikov got into a brutal fight. The 19-year-old Svechnikov went to the hospital and recently returned to practice sporting a full-face mask.
Now well enough to speak with reporters, Svechnkikov shared his own account of the fight, which differs from Ovechkin’s.
“He did ask me first for fight,” Svechnikov said. “I’m not a superhero, ask first for fight.”
Ovechkin had previously said it was Svechnikov who asked to fight. Ovechkin responded to the request with “let’s go,” and the two proceeded to throw punches.