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SportsBrother of Hurricanes’ Svechnikov sends message to Ovechkin after fight

20:36  16 april  2019
20:36  16 april  2019 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Watch: Ovechkin knocks Svechnikov to ice in ruthless fight

Watch: Ovechkin knocks Svechnikov to ice in ruthless fight Watch: Ovechkin knocks Svechnikov to ice in ruthless fight

Alex Ovechkin might want to take note if he ever happens to step on the ice at the same time as Evgeny Svechnikov , the older brother of Andrei Svechnikov . The 22-year-old forward missed the entire 2018-19 season after tearing his right ACL in his team’s pre-season finale in late September.

Watch as Alex Ovechkin makes quick work of Andrei Svechnikov , knocking out the 19-year old with three quick successive punches. Подробнее… View this message in English. Текущий язык просмотра YouTube: Русский. Выбрать другой язык можно в списке ниже.

Brother of Hurricanes’ Svechnikov sends message to Ovechkin after fight© Peter Power/CP

Alex Ovechkin might want to take note if he ever happens to step on the ice at the same time as Evgeny Svechnikov, the older brother of Andrei Svechnikov.

The Washington Capitals superstar shocked the sports world Monday when he knocked out the Carolina Hurricanes rookie during a first-period fight, and the elder Svechnikov took notice.

Evgeny made a reference to famous horror-movie killer Freddy Krueger from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series in a post from his verified Instagram account — and he made sure to tag Ovechkin.

The veiled threat is the first line of an eerie nursery rhyme-style song from the movie series that goes as follows:

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One, two, Freddy’s coming for you

Three, four, better lock your door

Five, six, grab your crucifix

Seven, eight, gonna stay up late

Nine, ten, never sleep again

Evgeny Svechnikov, who was born on Halloween — which makes the Freddy Krueger reference all the more fitting — was drafted 19th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in 2015 and has spent the majority of the past two seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL. The 22-year-old forward missed the entire 2018-19 season after tearing his right ACL in his team’s pre-season finale in late September.

The 33-year-old Ovechkin dropped Svechnikov, who turned 19 in late March, with a hard right hand midway through the first period of what ended up being a 5-0 Hurricanes win. The rookie was out before he hit the ground and the back of his head smacked forcefully against the ice.

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Brind'Amour bothered by Ovechkin's role in fight with Svechnikov Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour wasn't thrilled with Alexander Ovechkin after his fight with rookie Andrei Svechnikov in Game 3 on Monday night. The Russian countrymen dropped the gloves in the first period, and the much bigger Ovechkin dropped Svechnikov to the ice with a powerful right hand. Carolina's rookie was helped to the dressing room by trainers and didn't return due to an upper-body injury. RELATED: Hurricanes rout Capitals "If you watch the video, he slashes him twice - Ovi, whack, whack - then Svech gets him back," Brind'Amour said, per ESPN's Emily Kaplan.

Alex Ovechkin put a different part of his game on display in Carolina on Monday night as the eight-time Rocket Richard Trophy winner let his fists do the talking in a bout with Hurricanes 19-year-old rookie Andrei Svechnikov . Shortly after the fight took place, Andrei’s brother , Evgeny, posted a

Watch as Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Carolina Hurricanes young star Andrei Svechnikov get into a rather one sided tilt Caps vs Canes -April View this message in English. Текущий язык просмотра YouTube: Русский. Выбрать другой язык можно в списке ниже.

The team announced Tuesday that Svechnikov is listed as doubtful to suit up in Thursday’s Game 4 in which the Hurricanes will attempt to even the series at two games apiece.

It was the first time Ovechkin had dropped the gloves for a fight since a 2010 scrap with Brandon Dubinsky.

“First of all I hope he’s OK,” Ovechkin told reporters at PNC Arena following the game. “You’re right: I’m not a big fighter … He asked me to fight, I said, ‘Let’s go, yeah.’ So, I hope he’s OK. You don’t want to see a guy get hurt or something.”

Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour had a difficult time talking about the fight following the game, but suffice it to say he wasn’t happy about how it unfolded.

“How do you comment on it?” Brind’Amour said. “It’s a little bit tough because I just heard Ovie talk about it: he said our guy challenged him. If that’s the case, it’s a little different. But if you watch the video, because I got to watch it, he slashes him twice, Ovie – whack, whack – and then Svech gives it back. And then, I don’t know if there’s words exchanged, but one guy’s gloves come off way first. And that’s Ovie, it’s not our guy.”

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