The Caps superstar eventually had enough, and slashed the hell out of Frederic's groin!!!
Both players were hit with penalties for the incident ... each being forced to sit for 2 minutes.
The NHL clearly felt Ovi's penalty, though, needed more ... with the league slapping him with a fine Thursday morning, explaining the dollar amount was "the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement."
All in all, it was probably worth it for Ovechkin -- dude's made over $120 MILLION in his NHL career AND his team came out with the 2-1, shootout win.