Dynamo forward Denis Kokarev celebrating the victory. (Photo credit: RIA Novosti/Alexey Filippov)

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom‘s former KHL team, Dynamo Moscow, has beat Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Traktor Chelyabinsk 3-2 in overtime to secure a championship win in game 6 of the Gagarin Cup finals, taking the hardware home for the second straight year.

Despite a few good chances, Caps prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov, was held without a point. Kuznetsov had eleven points in 25 games during his team’s long playoff journey.

Back in Washington, Ovechkin and Backstrom shared their happiness via Twitter.

According to KHL Sports Regulations, Article 70, paragraph 6, to get his name engraved on the Cup, a player must play in at least 50% of KHL games before a “Loan.” That means Alex Ovechkin (31 game played) will get his name on the Cup but Nicklas Backstrom (19 games) will not.

There’s no mention of a championship ring in the regulations, but one assumes awarding rings is up to the winning team. During the conference finals, KHL president Alexander Medvedev was asked whether Kovalchuk or Ovechkin could be eligible to get the ring. “Yes, 100 percent,” he said, according to R-Sport. “Every event, every point relates to the team’s final success. For their regular season scoring they deserve to be rewarded”.

3:50 Update: In a tweet, Ovechkin reveals he will indeed get a championship ring.

Valery Nichushkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Michael Garnett after Game 5. (Photo credit: Sports.ru/Egor Filippov)

  • That’s a really cool rule! I just wish Nicky would’ve come over a bit earlier so the same would’ve applied for him.

  • jeremiah

    did dynamo win the year of the last lockout as well with ovi playing there? i could be wrong

  • Yes they did

  • yv

    Good for Ovi and Nicky, they have started their season on one champion team and hopefully will finish likewise in another!

    Sorry for Kuzzya. He seems has been lost in Traktor. He should’t signed that contract for two years. Surrounded by more skillful partners and with his speed and puck handling he could be great fit now for A.Oates Caps and their SC run.

  • Dark Stranger

    Or if he hadn’t been injured in December, he could have gotten in a few more games. (Still, he probably wouldn’t have had enough games in without coming over earlier.)

  • Julie

    Apparently, Nick Backstrom is not an Oxford Comma kind of guy.

  • I love you

  • Fedor

    Sovetsky Sport reports (and denies its own previous report) that Ovechkin’s name will be engraved on the Cup. He’s not a “Loaned” player, according to them. We’ll see on the ring for Nick. But if Ovi is ineligible for Cup engravement and gets a ring, Nick should get a ring as well.

  • https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/324908239256948736 Komarov gets a ring and he only played 13 games there.