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Alexander Ovechkin: “Jagr made a move to my side and I just hit him”

Alexander Ovechkin: “Jagr made a move to my side and I just hit him”

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Alexander Ovechkin: "Jagr made a move to my side and I just hit him" (Photo © Gene J. Puskar, AP) Team Russia forward Alexander Ovechkin commented on his hit on Jaromir Jagr of the Czech Republic in a game between Russia and Czech Republic at the Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver. "I see him coming and my first reaction was to play the puck," Ovechkin said to NHL.com . "He made a move to my side and I just hit him." Alexander Ovechkin switched the moment in favor of Russia with a bone crushing, open ice hit on Jaromir Jagr in the first few minutes of the final stanza. The puck then ended up on Alexander Semin's stick, who served Evgeni Malkin with a great cross ice pass. Malkin one-timed the puck in for the game winning goal in Russia's 4-2 win over Czech Republic. Ovechkin told R...
Alexander Ovechkin injured after his own hit

Alexander Ovechkin injured after his own hit

Russian Players In NHL
Alexander Ovechkin injured after his own hit (Photo © Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) Alexander Ovechkin was helped off the ice after his own hit on Tim Gleason. Erik El-Bashir of the Washington Post is reporting that Ovechkin was walking after the game. I caught up to Alex Ovechkin before he boarded the team bus following tonight's 3-2 win in Raleigh, but the star winger would only say "no comment" when I inquired about his knee and the first period hit that resulted in his ejection. I did, however, get to observe him walking. He had a slight limp, but he did not appear to be wearing a brace and was not using crutches. Here is the video of the hit: