In the central game of KHL tournament Lokomotiv lost to Moscow Dynamo 0-3 on their home ice. The white'n'blue leader Alexander Ovechkin scored 1 one goal and assisted on the third goal by Richard Gynge.
Lokomotiv (Yaroslavl) 0, Dynamo (Moscow) 3 (0:2, 0:0, 0:1)
10:28 Babenko(5) (Pestunov) 0:1.
15:44 Ovechkin(6) (Novak) 0:2 PP.
46:37 Gynge(6) (Ovechkin) 0:3.
Goalkeepers: Varlamov - Eremenko.
Photo by Yuri Kuzmin, KHL.
This was the first KHL game for Nicklas Backstrom. He centered the line with Alex Ovechkin and Richard Gynge.
From Dynamo's site play-by-play:
51:00 A fight here. Ovechkin started. As a result, all players huddled.
50:40 Penalty for #32. Alexander Ovechkin [2 min. roughing]
53:13 Penalty for #32. Alexander Ovechkin [2 min. roughing]
..hmmm did Ovi get Gordie Howe hat-trick?
H/t to @plysenkov
Russian web site interfax.ru confirmes Ovechkin's Gordie Howe hat-trick:
Hockey players pleased the audience with colorful skirmish between Ovechkin and Trunev. Moreover, Alexander the Great, after serving two minutes, came back on ice and immediately got into a dispute with Guskov. The latter was not going to fight, but Ovechkin was unstoppable, he punched Guskov and went back to the penalty box.
Dynamo is now travelling to Nizhny Novgorod, where Ovechkin will meet another former Washington teammate Alexander Semin, who plays for Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo.
Роман Пряников @konditer76
Овечкин: C локтя мне ударили в голову. Я сказал: давай драться. Мне отказали. Считаю, что некрасиво получилось. Хорошо, обошлось без травмы.
Ovechkin: I got elbowed in the head. I said, let's fight. I was refused. I think that turned ugly. Well, at least there were no injuries.
photos by michail_shor