Photo: Andre Ringuette
Back at the Olympics, Team Russia got eliminated from medal contention by Finland. It was sad. Even the mascot, the Sochi Bear, which literally had a smile fixed on its face, couldn’t keep it together.
Russia got revenge on Sunday, though some of the names and faces were changed. Buoyed by an Alex Ovechkin power-play goal (his second of the tournament), Russia beat Finland 4-2, ending a year-long losing streak to the Finns. It was Ovechkin’s second goal and his third point of the tournament.
Russia is now 2-0 in the World Championship and has outscored its opponents 9-2. Without Teemu Selanne, who is busy or something, Finland is 0-2 and may miss out on even qualifying for the playoffs.
Ovechkin’s goal was assisted by Dmitry Orlov.
Here’s the slo-mo, zoomed-in angle.
Imagine that guy quarterbacking the Caps power play for years to come.
Ovechkin also doled out a big hit behind the net later in the game and nearly scored again.
GIF by @Freedoooom
On Monday, Russia will take on Team USA.