Alex Ovechkin’s KHL Debut Results In Victory

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While the NHL and NHLPA continue to dilly-dally, several NHL players have already started playing hockey elsewhere.

One of those players is Washington Capitals forward/captain Alex Ovechkin, who signed with his former club, Dynamo Moscow of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, Wednesday. Thursday, Ovechkin made his KHL debut, picking up an assist in Dynamo Moscow's 7-2 victory over Dinamo Minsk.

Ovechkin was held goalless despite taking seven shots, but he did deliver a huge open-ice hit.  

I remember when he used to do that here...I'm sorry, there's something in my eye.

Anyways, there's something not quite right about seeing Ovechkin wearing a jersey that's not red. I mean, I didn't think Ovechkin would wear blue until the Caps traded him to the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2018 as part of a rebuilding effort, but it's still weird.

(Photo credit: @Plysenkov)

So, so weird.

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