“Russian Machine flex for the ladies.” (Photo credit: sportbox.ru)
On Sunday, Alex Ovechkin and the Russian National Team defeated Finland 3-1 to take the 2012 Channel One Cup. During the three-game tournament, Russia dominated, outscoring their opponents 14-2. Ovechkin, who mostly played on the team’s third line, had two points in three games — a goal and an assist. Team Sweden, who saw Nicklas Backstrom score three points and Marcus Johansson record his first national team goal and points, was the runner-up.
Below the jump, we have a few more photos from Russia’s post-game celebration.
Captain Ilya Nikulin and Vladislav Tretiak pose with the trophy. (Photo credit: championat.com)
Team pic! (Photo credit: sportbox.ru)
Photo credit: sportbox.ru