Alex Ovechkin Scores First KHL Goal in Loss to SKA

hahahahah goal)))) (Photo credit: dynamo.ru)

Despite recording a point in his first-ever KHL game, Alex Ovechkin missed on numerous opportunities to score in Dynamo Moscow’s 7-2 blowout victory on Thursday. On Sunday, Ovechkin showed why he’s one of the world’s most fearsome shooters, immediately recording a goal in the first period of Dynamo’s loss to SKA St. Petersburg. It was the Russian machine’s first regular season tally in Russia since 2005.

GIFs of his goal are below the jump.

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In the fifteenth minute of the first period, Dynamo’s Filip Novak raced into SKA’s offensive zone during a powerplay. As several SKA defenders converged on him, he passed to Ovechkin who rocketed home a one-timer past SKA goaltender Evgeny Ivannikov. Excitedly, Ovechkin, who had ELEVEN shots on goal in 23:56 of ice time today, dashed to the side boards and celebrated the PPG with his teammates.

SKA was too much for Dynamo though. Ilya Kovalchuk (the newly-named captain) got an assist in his first KHL game and Maxim Afinogenov scored the game-winner in the second period. Viktor Tikhonov also added a powerplay goal in the third period to seal it.

Dynamo will next play Wednesday against Аk Bars.

Additional Photos and Video

Photo credit: dynamo.ru

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Ovechkin and Kovalchuk line-up during a face-off. (Photo credit: ria.ru)

Highlights of the game from championat.ru.

Ovechkin’s press conference after the game via championat.ru