Frustration is starting to boil over for the Caps in Ottawa.
Down 3-0 in the second period to the Senators, Alex Ovechkin had had enough. After taking a slash from Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Ovechkin wheeled around and grabbed him right by the head and wrestled him down to the ice.
You can watch it in the video above.
There’s something to be said about a leader trying to fire up his team, which Ovechkin may well have been trying to do. But players will always look to agitate superstar players like Ovechkin to try and draw a penalty.
Both players were assessed matching minors for roughing and that’s a trade the Senators will take every day of the week.
The Senators had fun with the moment soon after.
Great man-on-man coverage here by Pageau. pic.twitter.com/8KL3KVWqru— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) January 25, 2017
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