You mess with the bull you get the horns...
That was a lesson 19-year-old rookie Andrei Svechnikov learned the hard way in Game 3 of the Playoff series between the Washington Captials and the Carolina Hurricanes.
After coming together on the boards, Svechnikov sticked Ovechkin, the NHL legend replied in kind and the two went back and forth before Ovechkin challenged the rookie to a fight.
The battle didn't end well for the rookie...
The Hurricanes went on to win the game 5-0 though to pull the Series back to 2-1 in favour of the defending Stanley Cup champs.
God, I love playoff hockey!
Words by Joseph Durie - Please direct all hate to Joe_Ray_Me on Twitter