One does not simply stop Nicklas Backstrom. (Photo credit: Metallurg Novokuznetsk).

After a few days of national team play and a new silver trophy for Ovi, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom returned to Dynamo Moscow to show off the chemistry that makes them one of the most dangerous duos on the planet. On Wednesday, Backstrom had two points and his brother from another mother had one goal in Dynamo’s 4-3 loss to Sibir.

On Friday, Dynamo was back at it again, this time facing Dmitry Orlov’s former team, Metallurg Novokuznetsk. Backstrom and Ovechkin both scored again, assisting on each other’s goals. Ovi finished with a goal and two assists. Backstrom scored the game-winning goal and notched two points. Dynamo won 4-2.

Video of their goals are below. And you’re going to want to see Ovechkin’s.

Ovechkin’s first assist is at the 45 second mark. Backstrom’s goal (assisted by Ovi) is at the 5:50 mark. Ovechkin’s goal (assisted by Nicky) is at the 6:55 mark. Also, Ovi playing some great defense is at 6:40.

As the second period wound down, Dynamo and Metallurg were tied at two despite a huge shot advantage for the white and blue. With less than a minute left and Dynamo on a power play, Ovechkin teased a big shot and then slid a well-placed cross-ice pass to Backstrom, who calmly wristed the puck into the net. It was the second time in a week Ovechkin unselfishly fed a teammate to set up an easy goal. Dynamo took a one-goal lead into the third period.

But Ovi wasn’t done. Twelve minutes into the third, Ovechkin took a pass from Nick Backstrom at the blue line. The Capitals captain then maneuvered around three Novokuznetsk players, breaking in alone on goalie Alexander Lazushin. Ovechkin, choosing to stay on his backhand, then lifted the puck over Lazushin’s pads.

Dynamo would win 4-2. Alex Ovechkin is now on a 12-game point streak.

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  • Yuk

    It seems the danger of complete loss of NHL season invigorating players in KHL. Today, Malkin, now team captain, dropped the gloves while his team losing 2:3 and got 5min. And after his return his MM team won 5:3. Kuznetsov almost got a hattrick with 2 goals and not realizing PS, but he scored in SO win of his Traktor.

    Currently, Ovi and Nicky seems really the best duo in the world.
    However, it should be noted that in previous game vs. Sibir’ they also
    both scored, but, at the same time, were directly involved in almost epic collapse similar to last season vs. Jets and Rangers. When Nicky scored in PP on 54min Dynamo led 3:1. And what was more they got 4 min of another PP including 2 min 5on3. They didn’t do anything with it. And when about 1 min left Sibir’ pulled GT at even strength and managed to score two goals and forced OT. And then, eventually won SOs 1:0 when Ovi and Nicky came empty-handed. That was really embarrassing loss.Today, looks like, Ovi and Nicky made sure it wouldn’t happen again.

    Nothing is here in NHL, but it is becoming entertaining to watch KHL games.

  • Dark Stranger

    Moscow Dynamo = Washington Capitals — Eastern Hemisphere Edition

    (Let’s hope they don’t get halak’ed in the playoffs this spring)

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