Thursday March 28th, 2013

By Allan Muir

How can you tell things are going well for Alex Ovechkin? If he'd had his chin split open for 22 stitches a month ago, he would have kept his reaction to himself.

Now? With six goals and 10 points in his last six games, it's all grins and giggles for the Great 8. So after taking a puck to the face this morning at practice, he decides to tweet before and after images of the spectacularly gory gash.

Hey, thanks for sharing! Funny thing: it was his own shot, deflected off the stick of goalie Braden Holtby, that ripped him up. Fortunately, chicks dig scars.

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