Seidenberg tries to crush Caps captain

Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin collides with Bruins defenceman Dennis Seidenberg during Game 1 of...

Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin collides with Bruins defenceman Dennis Seidenberg during Game 1 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., April 12, 2012. (BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:21 AM ET

BOSTON - Boston Bruins defenceman Dennis Seidenberg has never be mistaken for former NHLer Scott Stevens.

Not until Thursday, anyway.

Five minutes into the second period of Boston’s 1-0 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals, Seidenberg delivered the type of devastating hit that Stevens would have been proud of.

He tried to crush an oncoming Alexander Ovechkin, who was flying down the left wing. The impact was so hard that both players went down to the ice immediately.

“I’m not sure who got it worse,” Seidenberg laughed.

Ovechkin agreed.

“He made some great hits,” the Caps captain said. “I think it was a great battle.

“I’m going to enjoy it, actually.”

Not if the Caps keep losing, he won’t.

“Give (Ovechkin) credit,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “He didn't back down.”


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