Watch: Marc-Andre Fleury slashes Alex Ovechkin in pregame
You could tell the stakes were even higher for Thursday’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Before things got started at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin decided to mess with Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Ovechkin skated right by the opposing goalie.
Fleury decided to respond by slashing Ovechkin in the shin:
This is already pretty intense. pic.twitter.com/EeV2KjVVZ5
— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) June 8, 2018
The two players go way back to Fleury’s time in Pittsburgh. While we won’t say something silly like they deserve penalties for the pregame actions, it’s pretty clear that they’re trying to get in one another’s heads.