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Alex Ovechkin battles Dion Phaneuf, bumps linesman

Dec 9, 2011, 11:52 PM EDT

Dennis Wideman stole the spotlight on Friday night, but Alex Ovechkin was a busy man. He earned an assist, fired eight shots on net and generally looked like the constant factor the Washington Capitals hope for. Check out this fascinating video of his matchup with Dion Phaneuf, which doesn’t show Phaneuf’s “spear” on John Carlson but does make a passing mention of it …

The other obligatory Ovechkin video shows the Capitals captain accidentally knocking linesman Dan Shachte down and immediately apologizing.

It looks like Ovechkin is pretty serious about hitting “anything that moves.”

  1. seanp703 - Dec 10, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    Ovi is a monter. Phunuff put up a battle though.

  2. watermelon1 - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Damn good match-up! Both guys won some battles. That’s the best kind of battle to watch!

  3. gbiscottagecheesefatties - Dec 10, 2011 at 10:31 AM


  4. whistler1217 - Dec 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    I agree with all three above, hopefully Ovi is returning to form. Damn he has some moves. I was smiling watching the video.

  5. babykaby - Dec 12, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    A lot of people hate Ovechkin, but there is nobody more exciting to watch than when he is on and has the puck. He plays hard as most good players do (no sissy here). Great guy off the ice. Hope this is the beginning of his upswing.

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