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Video: Matt Bradley Keeps Us From Seeing Alex Ovechkin Fight

Jan 12, 2010 – 11:35 PM
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Adam Gretz

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According to the folks at, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been involved in one regular season fight in his dominating NHL career.

And quite honestly, it wasn't much of a fight.

On Tuesday night during Washington's 7-4 loss in Tampa Bay, we were so close to seeing what Ovechkin can do with the gloves off ... until Matt Bradley went and ruined the fun.

After Ovechkin and Steve Downie were issued matching minors for roughing midway through the third period, the two players came out of the box and dropped the gloves to continue what they started.

Just as they were ready to start taking swings, Bradley came storming into the picture (from off the bench, it appears) and took on Downie himself.

Here's the video:

Bradley received 27 penalty minutes, including a two-minute minor for instigating, a five-minute major for fighting, a 10-minute misconduct and a 10-minute game-misconduct for leaving the bench. Downie was issued a two-minute minor for hooking Ovechkin, a five-minute major for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct. When all was said and done, 72 penalty minutes were issued in the third period.

Meanwhile, Steven Stamkos scored a pair of goals in the win for Tampa Bay, giving him 25 on the season. That's already two more than he scored all of last season.
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