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A fan photographs the gear at Verizon Center. (Photos by Chris Gordon)

Alex Ovechkin is athlete with two allegiances: the Washington Capitals and the Russian Federation. With the Olympics coming to his homeland in 2014, Ovechkin has been called upon to be an ambassador for the games. His biggest contribution so far: being the first Russian to carry the Olympic torch late last month, an opportunity he called “the greatest moment of [his] life.”

Well, the Sochi 2014 torch and the Russian-flavored sweatsuit worn by the captain was on display outside section 104 at Verizon Center during the Capitals home opener against the Calgary Flames on Thursday. After a thorough examination, we agree with our buddy Max Duchaine: Ovi’s torch looks remarkably like a weapon from Halo.

Below, take a look at some more of my photos.

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