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ANIMATED: Alex Ovechkin Pops Dennis Seidenberg Again

Alex Ovechkin spent the first two games of Washington's first round series matched up against the stout defensive line of Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg. Ovie, as Caps' fans are well aware, is no shrinking violet and not one to be intimidated physically. Ovechkin got the better of a huge collision between he and Seidenberg early in Game 1, as both went to the ice. Then, the two hooked up again along the boards in the Game 2, with Ovie taking his stick to the neck of Seidenberg in retaliation after the whistle. The Bruins' defenseman argued to the refs that he would have been tossed for such a move. Well, Game 3 brought another big hit from Ovechkin, who sent Seidenberg to the ice in the corner during the first period at Verizon Center. The big hit immediately whipped the crowd into a frenzy.

An animated gif of the Game 3 hit after the jump:


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