The line on Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin goes a little like this: he must win gold or it’s all been a failure.
And yet all we’ve been hearing the last few days is how content Ovi is with the pressure and how excited he is to play. He finally put deed to word on Thursday, scoring on his very first shift of the tournament.
One minute and seventeen seconds into the game, Evgeni Malkin hit Ovechkin with a pass on a two-on-one break. Ovechkin curled the puck and wristed it glove side past Slovenian goalie Robert Kristan.