After failing to medal in the Sochi Olympics, Alex Ovechkin and the rest of Team Russia wanted redemption in the 2014 World Championship. In front of President Putin at Minsk Arena, Russia beat Finland 5-2 to win gold. They went undefeated, winning 10 consecutive games in the tournament.
Ovechkin, who served as the Russian team captain for the first time since his junior days, scored a goal in the gold medal game, his fourth of the tournament.
Below, Ovechkin and his Caps teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov celebrate their 2014 World Championship win.
It’s no Stanley Cup, but what an awesome moment for Ovi.