Alex Ovechkin With a Sick Pass, Sets Up First Russia Goal


The Capitals Alex Ovechkin set up Team Russia’s first goal against Team Finland on Friday. The assist was generated on the heels of a beautiful curl-and-drag move, followed by a slick crossing pass to Valdimir Tarasenko, who simply tapped in for the Russians first tally.

Needing a win to move on to the next round of the tournament, Team Russia and Team Finland were scoreless after one period of play. Early in the second period, Tarasenko would gather a loose puck near center ice and dish to Ovechkin. Ovechkin swiftly marched through the Finnish defense, then deked, dangled and dished back to Tarasenko for the tap-in goal.


With the win, Team Russia will now face Team Canada in the next round of the tournament on Saturday. It’s a good thing too, as it looks like plenty of Capitals fans have made the trip north to Toronto to see the Capitals troika play in the World Cup of Hockey.

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By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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