Ovechkin on his GWG: “YEEEEEEESS!!” (Photo credit: Dynamo.ru)
Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin are on quite a streak. Backstrom has points in his last six contests (including one hat trick) and has been held without a point in just two of ten games since joining Dynamo Moscow. Meanwhile, Ovechkin has a five-game point streak going and has been held without a point in just three of his 19 games in the ‘K’.
On Friday against Severstal Cherepovets, Dynamo’s first line got even deadlier, as Toronto Maple Leaf Leo Komarov joined the team after a stint with the Marlies of the AHL. The trio combined to put up 8 points and 3 goals in Dynamo’s 5-3 win over Severstal. Backstrom, who was celebrating his 25th birthday, had four points (a goal and three assists) while his BFF Ovi had two goals, including the game-winner.
Let’s see this video.
Ovi’s goal assisted by Nick is at the 4:20 mark. Backstrom assist on Novak’s goal is at 5:25. Ovi GWG’s from Backstrom is at the 06:33 mark. Backstrom’s goal is at 8:35. Plus a reel of highlights from Ovi are at 8:15
Severstal Cherepovets put up quite a battle, scoring three goals in the first 6:39 of the second period and grabbing a 3-0 lead. But after that it was all Dynamo. The team in white and blue fired back with four tallies in the second period: two by Ovechkin (one was the game-winner, both assisted by Backstrom), one by Denis Pestunov, and one by Filip Novak (assisted by Backstrom as well).
In the third period, Backstrom added one more tally to make it 5-3, the final score. Not bad.
Nicky jumps over a hip check, then assists on a goal.
New line-mates Backstrom and Komarov celebrate Ovechkin’s goal.
Ovi takes a hit.
Backstrom’s named player of the game. View the full photo gallery here.
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