Here is the English version of Sport-Express article about Ovechkin...
english.sport-express.ru, Mar. 30, 2009 "OVECHKIN: 100 POINTS… NOTHING TO CELEBRATE"
In the dressing room the Russian forward of Capitals Alexandr Ovechkin appeared before the journalists with a clean face without any signs of shaving crème that his teammates spread over his face celebrating the 50th goal.
Apparently 100 points is not such a high-leveled result. And Alex’s face looked not very happy, probably because of the fatigue, after all he spent 27 minutes on the ice.
"My 100th point…. An empty goal," said on of the leaders of Washington. "I had enough time to look at the clock and saw that there were ten seconds left. A lot of time."
"And I did not hurry, skated to the goal and sent the puck into it. I had no thoughts about celebrations."
"In fact now the team is really good, we have secured the place in the play-offs already."
"Last year we fought for every point till the end and now we feel comfortable and calm, and work on power play that is very important in the play-offs."
"At the moment I m not ready to think about either World Cup or Olympics. My head is full with the play-offs. So, no offence meant."
"Of course it pleases me that the coaches [Vyacheslav Bykov and Igor Zakharkin] came here to watch Evgeny Artyukhin and us. He is very good this season, with many chances and good fighting."
But the other Russian forward of Washington Alexandr Semin let us know that if Capitals tumbled out of the play-offs rather early and will be free the whole three of us Semin-Fedorov-Ovechkin will join the team at the World Cup in Switzerland.
Well, they didn't bother to mention who conducted the interview, maybe it's clear for the the whole Russian population that it could be... the one and only... (drum roll) ...
Slava 'the coach' Malamud
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