Alexander Ovechkin likes to dish out the punishment on opposing players. Sometimes he also likes to dish out the punishment on an innocent pane of glass.
During a KHL matchup on Saturday, Ovechkin laid the hammer down on Atlant Moscow forward Alexei Mikhnov near the boards and continued his reign of destruction as he backed into a pane of glass, shattering it upon impact.
Ovechkin has dominated in the 11 KHL games he has played this season, netting four goals, dishing seven assists and averaging a point per contest. With his display of pure power on Saturday, Oveckin is making a statement that no one is safe from his wrath, not even the actual rink itself.
Ovechkin has even expressed a desire to stay in the KHL if it means making less money after the NHL lockout.
"If contracts get slashed, most players won't return," the Washington Capitals' forward said according to Slava Malamud of Russia's Sports-Express.
Alex Ovechkin is known for delivering some pretty big hits in the NHL. However, few rival the crushing blow his head delivered on an unsuspecting piece of KHL glass this weekend. After delivering a rather innocent check, Ovechkin's momentum carried him backward into the boards. The end result? Ovechkin's head - 1, pane of glass - 0. Thankfully, it appears no one in attendance...
Alexander Ovechkin has been known for his aggressive and physical edge ever since he came into the NHL. He plays with a reckless attitude and is not afraid to hit anybody, and it is good to see that playing in the KHL has not changed his playing style. This time he showed just how strong he was when he shattered a pane of glass…with the back of his head.I personally have never...
Alex Ovechkin is keeping busy during the NHL lockout by playing for Dynamo Moscow in the KHL, and he made his presence felt in a Saturday game against Atlant Moscow when he shattered a pane of glass...by backing into it.
Ovechkin didn't seem to hit the pane with excessive force, but somehow the glass couldn't withstand the impact.
Ovechkin did not come away unscathed...
Alex Ovechkin—like many other locked out NHLers—is keeping his skills up by playing in the KHL, where the hockey is of NHL quality, but the arena glass seems to be of a quality much lower than that found in North America hockey rinks. How else do you explain the glass shattering at this KHL arena after what seems to be rather harmless contact with Ovie’s helmeted head?
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 22, 2012
Since the NHL is locked out, many players are flocking to the NHL and Nicklas Backstrom is no different. However, Backstrom kind of broke an unwrittwen rule in the hockey world.
In this photo from Russian hockey writer Pavel Lysenkov's Twitter, @plysenkov, Backstrom is seen wearing the hallowed #99 that has been retired by the NHL since Wayne Gretzky's retirement in 1999...
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin left winger is playing with the Dynamo Moscow of the KHL while the 2012 NHL season slips away. As did his helmet after he whiplash shattered a glass pane...
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Since the National Hockey League is still under lockout mode, NHL stars such as Alex Ovechkin are playing in overseas leagues like Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.
In a recent game, Ovechkin (playing for Dynamo Moscow) was attempting to make a check on Atlant player near the boards.
Watch as Ovie misses him but doesn't miss the pane of glass behind him as he breaks...
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