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Video: Ovechkin beats Thomas on penalty shot, Russia blasting USA

May 12, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT

The score is now 6-1 for the Russians over the Americans in the second period of their IIHF World Championship group stage game in Minsk. David Leggio replaced Tim Thomas in goal after the Russians made it 5-1.

Justin Abdelkader has the lone tally for the United States.

Russia and the U.S. entered the game with identical 2-0-0 records.

  1. pjblake2redwings - May 12, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Ovi is a 1 way player with no leadership skills who will most likely be going to the KHL once his contract is up.

    • patthehockeyfan - May 12, 2014 at 3:46 PM

      He’s signed through the year 2021. He’ll be 35/36 years old when his contract expires. If he can get a gig with the KHL then, more power to him.

      • pitpenguinsrulez - May 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

        In my opinion I think he’ll be in the KHL before his contract is up.

      • stevedurbano - May 12, 2014 at 3:57 PM

        Buyout after first <40 goal season, probably 2016. And before anyone asks me how I came up with that I pulled it out of my ass.

      • nj666 - May 12, 2014 at 4:28 PM

        kovalchuk was signed until 2015…

      • stevedurbano - May 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM

        Apparently my ass was not aware of his contract details.

    • bwayblueshirt - May 12, 2014 at 4:43 PM

      Nope. I agree with your assesment, but look at Marion Gaborik. Similarly one way player who scores with less frequency, and he’s still bouncing around in his mid thirties. Ovi will stay here.

  2. blomfeld - May 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM


    In an unrelated story, a traffic light just turned green in the forgotten town of Last Chance AZ (population 3) …

    • capsnbohs23 - May 12, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      No dumb youtube video?

      • blomfeld - May 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM

        here ya go fool …

  3. capsnbohs23 - May 12, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Always love the hate filled comments on here when the article is about Ovi

  4. jb8588 - May 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Who honestly cares about this tournament? It’s just a waste of time and all it does is put NHL players at risk for serious injury.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 12, 2014 at 4:55 PM

      Well, those cheerleaders certainly seemed enthused. I just hope they’re getting paid more than the NFL women.
      But I’m wondering about how the person who owns that white car got such a choice parking spot!!

  5. spoon9z - May 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    the US D squad playing poorly at a poorly timed world event!? France beating Canada? shockers

    North America is focused on the Stanley Cup, while awful coaches like Sacco are assisting behind the bench.

  6. the8man - May 12, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Putin is watching the Russkies puttin’ it to the US.

    In a related, and more compelling story, Montreal and Boston in game 6 tonite. You know, it’s a shame they both can’t wear their home sweaters for this one.

    • arlingtonrob - May 12, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      Doesn’t Putin have an invasion or two to plan? How does he find the time…must be a multi-tasker.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - May 12, 2014 at 4:57 PM

        Well, Czar Vladimir doesn’t have to worry about tournament host Belarus, where their dictator is already in Putin’s pocket.

      • stevedurbano - May 12, 2014 at 7:44 PM

        He’s busy studying Lysenko…………..

  7. djshnooks - May 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    David Leggio and Tim Thomas are the USA goalies in an international tournament?

    No wonder they are getting blown out.

  8. gbart22 - May 12, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    That’s because Thomas is in goal

  9. bballnut50 - May 12, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    Awesome! Go Olie, as a American I refuse to not recognize greatness!! Quit whining looks bad to the world!

    • patthehockeyfan - May 12, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      Oooohhh! So close!

      Thumbs up anyway.

  10. westof1club - May 12, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    If only the Caps had a clue and complimented his “one dimensional” play with able linemates. Dude doesn’t have to dominate the goal scoring EVERY year. He’s as good a passer if teamed with finishers.

  11. cliffatola - May 13, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Funny thing is his numbers in the NHL shootouts are terrible.

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