Suddenly, those Caps-Pens games will be a bit more interesting. According to reports from Russian publications, Washington Capitals goal-machine Alex Ovechkin got into an argument at a nightclub with some dude named Gennady Ushakov. Ovechkin allegedly punched Ushakov and broke/damaged/rearranged his jaw.
Normally the reaction would range all the way from “I’m impressed with Ovechkin’s toughness/drunken brawling ability” to “Gennady Whoshakov?” Ushakov, in addition to whatever (now completely shot) street cred he might have had in Moscow, also happens to be the agent for the Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin.
I will suddenly be much more interested in Caps-Pens matchups…will Malkin take a run at Ovechkin? What does two Russian hockey players fighting look like? Will Ovechkin find out the hard way that Ushakov has some “friends” in Brighton Beach and disappear forever during the Caps’ first road trip to NYC?