Team Russia played Team Sweden on Tuesday, and Alex Ovechkin scored his second goal of the 2019 IIHF World Championship during the second period.
Pittsburgh Penguins’ center Evgeni Malkin tallied the primary assist.
Here’s what went down. Evgeni Malkin received the long stretch pass from Dinar Khafizullin. He passed it back through his legs to Alex Ovechkin. After picking up the puck, Ovechkin curled to the center of the ice, used the Swedish defender as a screen, and beat Swedish goaltender Jacob Markstrom blocker side.
The goal put Russia up 3-1. Russia went on to win 7-4. Caps defenseman Dmitry Orlov also scored while center Evgeny Kuznetsov had one assist.
— Хоккей России (@russiahockey) May 21, 2019
Russia will next play Team USA next in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 21, 2019
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