Alex Ovechkin Plays Pre-Game Soccer with Dynamo Teammates

“I must break head you.”

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin didn’t score in Dynamo Moscow’s 4-3 shootout win over Salavat Yulaev on Saturday,  but he did have eight shots on goal in 22:09 on ice. Twice he shot for Dynamo in the skills competition and twice he came up empty. But that’s okay. The coolest part of today’s game was what actually happened before it, as the Russian language television channel TNV captured Ovi and his Dynamo teammates performing a pre-game ritual with which we Capitals fans should be pretty darn familiar.

Ovechkin, in his constricting (see below) bright, red Capitals shorts, kicked around the soccer ball outside of the locker rooms in Kazan with his Dynamo teammates, who were all in their dark blue team-issued sweats.

Yeah, maybe not as cool as that time Ovi played with Fedorov, Semin, Backstrom, Green, and David Steckel before a game in 2008-09 — or anytime he played soccer shirtless, but hey, it’s still pretty fun.

Now let’s do some screenshots!

Tongue out like he’s Michael Jordan.

Either a header or a neck cradle.

Definitely a header.

Wardrobe malfunction.

Again with the tongue.

Big knee.

S/T to Alex Ovetjkin who posted the video first.

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