Alex Ovechkin hit on Mike Brown nearly sparks brawl

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Oilers had their fourth line on the ice against Alex Ovechkin on Monday night. It nearly sparked a line brawl.

For some reason the Edmonton Oilers had their fourth line on the ice against Alex Ovechkin in the third period of Monday's game. This is never a good situation for anybody, especially the Oilers, seeing as how it's a laughable mismatch in terms of talent.

The result was nearly a line brawl.

Shortly after Ovechkin was hit up high and knocked to the ice by Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference , he responded with this hit on Mike Brown in the corner.

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Brown was not pleased and chased him down, starting a scrum that resulted in Brown, Luke Gazdic, Karl Alzner, and Mike Green getting sent off for roughing.

Ovechkin was given a two-minute minor for interference.

The Capitals went on to win the game 4-2 with Ovechkin also scoring his sixth goal of the season.

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