In addition to his Game 3 fight, Ovechkin has now fought four times in his National Hockey League career.
Ovechkin landed three consecutive daggers to Svechnikov's head as the latter swung to no avail. Svechnikov remained down on the ice after the bout and then had to be helped off to the locker room.
There's debate over whether or not Ovi pushed Svechnikov down onto the ice, but the slow motion replay looks like he may have just lost his balance.
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It was Ovechkin's fourth career fight and first since 2010, according to HockeyFights.com.
Svechnikov had an assist in his post-season debut on Thursday and followed that up with a two-goal performance in Saturday's loss in Washington.
Back in 2010, Ovechkin fought Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky in a December 12 game against the Rangers. As per the Hurricanes, the rookie would not return to Monday's game.
Washington leads the series, 2-0.