Ovechkin Falls Short in Bratislava

Alex Ovechkin and the vaunted Russian Team fell 7-4 to the Czech Republic in the highest-scoring Bronze Medal game in history earlier this afternoon.  In a re-match of last year’s gold medal match, the Russian team was unable to achieve a different result. 

Team Finland topped Team Sweden in the gold medal game.  Finland had bested Russia 3-0 in the semifinal on Friday.

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Alex Ovechkin finished the tournament scoreless in 5 games.  He averaged 17:14 of ice time per night, fired 23 shots on goal, and finished with a -3 rating.  Fortunately, the Russians still retain the top ranking in the world, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t disappointed by coming home empty-handed.