Seconds into the third period, Alexander Ovechkin took control of a loose puck - one that had stopped in a pool of water.
With three defensemen closing in, the Washington Capitals star backhanded a shot into the net for the game-winning goal.
It's not the NHL, but as long as the lockout goes on, it's as close as there is.
Ovechkin is one of the most recognizable names forced to head overseas by the NHL lockout, and he didn't have to think twice about where to find an opportunity to play. The star simply returned to his former Russian team, Dynamo Moscow - the defending champion of the Kontinental Hockey League.
''Home is home,'' Ovechkin said during a road trip to Prague to face Lev Praha. ''My family, friends, all people who wouldn't have a chance to see me can come to watch the games.
''Besides, I'm glad that I can repay my debt to Dynamo. It was the club that got me ready for the big hockey.''
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