For 59:27, Sweden held Team Russia scoreless. Then in the final minute, Alex Ovechkin happened.
Ovechkin scored on a shot through a maze of players with 33 seconds remaining and then appeared to strike again with seven seconds left. However, that game-tying goal was waved off after video review.
Sweden held on to win 2-1.
Before the beginning of the Sochi Olympics, Alex Ovechkin spoke with Jill Sorenson and spoke about something strange. The Russian machine said that he would check Team Sweden center and Caps teammate Nicklas Backstrom in an Olympic game if the opportunity presented itself, but admitted that doing so would be “weird.”
On Sunday, things got super weird. Ovechkin delivered on that promise, nailing Backstrom behind the net during Russia’s opening World Cup of Hockey game against Sweden.
Thursday night in Toronto, two legends of their respective sport met each other: Lennox Lewis and Alex Ovechkin. Lewis is a retired Olympic gold medalist boxer and three-time world heavyweight champion while Ovechkin loves to score goals and celebration.
Ovi managed to snag a picture with the champ and yes, he put his dukes up.
Thursday was the NHL’s media day for the World Cup of Hockey and all nine participating Capitals players made appearances in Toronto.
After Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov conducted their press conferences, they wandered over to the World Cup of Hockey store. I am happy to report it was a fun trip.
The ruling is still out on whether NHL players will be able to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, but today at media day for the World Cup of Hockey, Caps captain Alex Ovechkin made it clear to Pierre LeBrun that the ruling won’t affect his decision.
He will be there.
Wednesday morning, Team Russia players arrived at CONSOL Energy Center with a nice surprise by their lockers. Russian captain Alex Ovechkin had given every player a special Unity Edition of Beats By Dre headphones. The wireless headphones appear to be specially painted in Russia’s colors.
Alex Ovechkin just scored in Pittsburgh. The Team Russia captain blasted a classic one-timer from his office past Canadian goaltender Carey Price. The power play goal came on a two-man advantage and tied the game up at one at the 3:40 mark of the third period. The goal was Ovechkin’s first point in three pre-tournament games for Russia.
Yes, he was heavily booed.
Despite the regular season looming, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov is still not re-signed. Alex Ovechkin spoke to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Tarik El-Bashir about Orlov’s ongoing contract talks, stating, “I hope [Orlov’s] going to stay.”
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