Evgeny Svechnikov is going to kill Ovi next year, isn’t he?

  • The fight didn’t sit well with Svechnikov’s older brother, who took to Instagram on Monday night to post, “One, two Freddy’s coming for you,” tagging Ovechkin’s official account.
  • The line is a nod to the “Nightmare on Elm Street” movie franchise, in which Freddy Krueger haunts the dreams of teens.
  • It was the first playoff fight for Ovechkin, a 14-year veteran and surefire Hall-of-Famer.
  • Red Wings forward Evgeny Svechnikov missed all of last season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during an exhibition game.
  • One of the items on his to-do list next season, obviously, is to make the Red Wings roster.
  • The next appears to be evening a score with Alex Ovechkin.
  • The Washington Capitals star got into a scrap Monday night with Svechnikov’s younger brother, .
  • Ovechkin sent fellow Russian Svechnikov, 19, to the ice with a right hook with 9:01 left in the first period.
  • Svechnikov needed help getting to the dressing room, and since has been placed in the concussion protocol.
  • Ovechkin is listed at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds — an inch taller and 40 pounds heavier than the younger Svechnikov.
  • Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour, a former Michigan State standout, said Tuesday that Svechnikov will miss Game 4 on Thursday night in Raleigh, and the team is “certainly not going to rush him back.”

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