ESPN The Magazine: Alex's New Best Friend

Updated: October 26, 2006, 12:36 PM ET
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine
It was not something the Caps wanted to see. Alexander Ovechkin was on the wrong end of a TKO this past September, when Flyers center Mike Richards ripped off the young Russian's helmet, landed a few shots to his head and flipped him to the ice. It was only the second fight of Ovechkin's life, his first in the NHL.

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Lindsay Berra is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.