Watch: Ovechkin knocks Svechnikov to ice in ruthless fight
Ovechkin sent Svechnikov to the ice with a heavy right hand, and the 19-year-old needed assistance to get to Carolina's locker room. He won't return to the game due to an upper-body injury, according to the Hurricanes' public relations staff.
Svechnikov, listed at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, was severely overmatched by his countryman, who comes in at 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds.
Carolina also lost forward Micheal Ferland for the remainder of the game with an upper-body injury.