“Strategy? To destroy people? No, my job is to score goals, but if I have a chance to hit somebody I’m going to hit him. It was good for me mentally. It was Bergeron on my first hit, and he’s not that strong of a guy, so it was good for me.”
– Alex Ovechkin when asked if big hits on M-A Bergeron and Andrei Markov on the first shift of Game 2 were part of his game plan.