Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/29/11 at 01:21 AM ET
from Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail,
Two years ago, in just his second regular-season game at the Canucks’ home arena, Ovechkin was held off the scoresheet, not registering a shot on goal until late in the third period. A few months later, playing for Russia at the 2010 Olympics, Ovechkin recorded four points in four games, and delivered a hellacious hit on Jaromir Jagr of the Czech Republic, but his country went meekly into the night, embarrassed 7-3 by Canada in an elimination game.
“My job is to play hockey,” Ovechkin said when asked if Vancouver hockey fans had seen the best of him. “I’m not a clown who makes jokes and [does] funny things. But if I can [entertain] than I’m going to do it, so we’ll see what happens.”
Neither head coach is anxious is to see what happens in this contest between the defending Western Conference champions and an Eastern Conference heavyweight.
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