Ovechkin recorded goal and assist, Dynamo destroyed Neftekhimik 5:1. This is second goal by Ovechkin in the KHL.
Moscow Dynamo 5, Neftekhimik 1. Alexander Ovechkin's parents and his brother Mikhail watched the game from the stands. Photo by Alexander Fedorov, "SE"
Watch Ovechkin's PP goal vs. Neftekhimik:
The number one overall pick Nail Yakupov has been cleared to play for KHL team Neftekhimik, but he was not in lineup against Ovechkin's team. Here's short excerpt from SovSport.ru:
Q.: Nail, why are you not on the ice? So many people were fighting for your "freedom", but you are not in the list for the game...Source: http://www.sovsport.ru/gazeta/article-item/555868
Nail: As for me, I am ready. But the coach knows better. I've trained well. I hope that I will get my turn in the next game. I really want to play! I am skipping second game in a row. It is a pity that I can't play against Dynamo. It would be awesome to play with Ovechkin! But no worries, it's hockey. I have no hard feelings towards my coaches. I can still make it up.
At this point the siren sounds, announcing the end of the first period. The players are rushing past us to the locker room. Alexander Ovechkin, who by this time has already managed to get an assist, slaps Yakupov on the back, smiling broadly, "How are you?"
"Everything is fine," reports Nail. And, turning to me, adds, "Wow! He knows... So what are we talking about?
Update from Sports.ru:
It was felt that Dynamo's victory was the easy one.
Yes, I'd agree with you. It was very significant that our goalie Yeremenko had played very well. We scored on every scoring chance we had. Everything went well for us.
Are you happy with your game?
I could've played better. Unfortunately I've spent most of the time on the bench, we had a lot of penalties.
Why there were so many penalties?
It's hard to say. But most of the penalties were stupid.
You've played for two shifts in a row on power play. Was it hard?
No, it's okay. That's my job.
Ovechkin had total ice time of 14 minutes 44 seconds and scored one goal on power play.
Ovi scores at @4:12