Andrei Svechnikov in concussion protocol after fight with Alex Ovechkin

VIDEO: Alexander Ovechkin Lays Out Andrei Svechnikov in Fight

VIDEO | Alexander Ovechkin knocks out Andrei Svechnikov

The series is now 2-1 in favor of Washington.

Poor Andrei Svechnikov learned that lesson the hard way during Game 3 of the Capitals-Hurricanes playoff series at PNC Arena.

Not this team. Not Monday night. "It's been a long time coming. We knew we needed to get this win, not just for us, but for him". "It was really cool for me". He stayed down on the ice for several minutes, then was helped off by Carolina athletic trainers.

"I love these moments". "This is when it counts, this is when it matters".

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"Absolutely electric", captain Justin Williams said. It was for how he owned the responsibility of the "C" on his chest by blocking shots, backchecking and then also scoring goals. It was nice that they were kind of the guys Svechnikov hangs out with quite a bit. and they picked him up, scored a couple apiece.

Braden Holtby stopped 40 shots for Washington, which had its six-game postseason winning streak snapped.


With Ferland also suffering an upper-body injury from a play along the boards three minutes later, Carolina was faced with playing with two less on the bench.

Brind'Amour said Svechnikov was evaluated at a hospital and "looks normal and said he feels great". "So he came out".

Brind'Amour was more emotional when discussing the 19-year-old rookie.

Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour didn't have any updates on Svechnikov after the game. "Young kid, just turned 19". No, I don't think it's necessary. "I'm still sick to my stomach about it". The Capitals were better in the third but still didn't match the same intensity from the Hurricanes.

"First of all, I hope he's OK", Ovechkin said Monday night.

"I see it as two willing combatants", Reirden said. That's just how I handle things. Hopefully he gets better soon. The game doesn't really matter when something like that happens; you just can't get it out of your head.

Up until late in the second period with just under five minutes to go, the Capitals hadn't registered a shot the whole entire period.


"I hope he's okay", Ovechkin was quoted as saying by the RMNB (Russian Machine Never Breaks) web portal.

Foegele was equally shaken by Svechnikov's injury. "We can't play like that if we want to win".

Amidst the chaos, the Capitals took care of business at home in the first two games of their first-round series, giving them an edge to potentially go on another Stanley Cup run.

"There's two versions going around", Brind'Amour said.

"We were relentless. We just kept going at them", Hamilton said.

Notes: Saku Maenalanen was a healthy scratch.

Svechnikov did not return to the game and is being evaluated for a concussion.


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