Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51), left, and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, and others, scuffle after center Nicklas Backstrom, from Sweden, was hit by center Jay McClement in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Photo by: Alex Brandon

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51), left, and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, and others, scuffle after center Nicklas Backstrom, from Sweden, was hit by center Jay McClement in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)