Life is full of decisions that we regret.

I, for one, regret going to prom with my aunt while in high school.

If your name is Andrei Svechnikov, you probably regret dropping the gloves with Alex Ovechkin during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round series between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

With the Hurricanes down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series – but up 1-0 in the first period of the game – Svechnikov and Ovechkin began to battle and trade shots while in the Capitals’ defensive zone. After some chatter, the Hurricanes’ rookie and debatably the greatest goal scorer in NHL history dropped the gloves.

The two traded shots before Washington’s captain caught Svechnikov with a firm right that caused him to crumple to the ice. In the process, his helmet became dislodged, his head slammed onto the ice and he appeared to be knocked out cold.

A different angle of the tilt displays the gruesome moment a little clearer.

The Hurricanes training staff quickly ran onto the ice to tend to the 19-year-old who, fortunately, was able to leave the game under his own power.

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Source:: Daily times


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Alex Ovechkin absolutely destroys Hurricanes’ rookie in brutal fight

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