Steve Downie vs. Alex Ovechkin, Er, Matt Bradley
While the scene is funny and borderline ridiculous, as a Caps fan, I can't blame Bradley for his actions or thought process. Ovechkin may have been willing to fight, and probably would've held his own at worst, but he's still the captain, the superstar, and the franchise. You don't want to see him possibly get hurt in a fight, but Bradley made damn sure that wouldn't happen. As he himself said afterwards:
"We had a guy like that going after our best player, obviously we can't let that happen. I'll bet they would do the exact same thing if someone was squaring off with Stamkos. I mean, you don't let guys like that go after your best players, and he's our best player. And no matter who it is, we're not gonna allow someone like Downie to go after him."
Bradley will probably be punished, but he definitely earned points from the Caps faithful for this one.