Alex Ovechkin, Team Russia practice for Olympics
Russia's men's ice hockey team, featuring Capitals Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Semyon Varlamov, practices ahead of its Olympic opener Tuesday against Latvia.
Alex Ovechkin hams it up during Russia's hockey practice at Canada Hockey Place on Feb. 15.
Team Russia's general manager, Vladislav Tretiak, talks to his team during their first practice on Feb. 14.
Veteran center Sergei Fedorov is shown during practice on Feb. 14. After his second year with the Capitals in 2009, Fedorov decided to play this season in Europe's Kontinental Hockey League.
Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov, a backup for Team Russia, is shown during practice on Feb. 15. Varlamov had suffered groin and knee injuries for much of this season, but returned to action for Washington last week in Ottawa and said he is ready to go in Vancouver.
Alex Ovechkin shows off his new Russian-themed skate blades during practice on Feb. 15.
Capitals wingers Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin joke with former teammate Sergei Fedorov during practice on Feb. 14.
Alex Ovechkin skates during his team's practice at Canada Hockey Place.
Alex Ovechkin talks with team doctor Dmitri Bogdashevsky during Russia's practice on Feb. 14.
The San Jose Sharks' Evgeni Nabokov stretches during practice on Feb. 15. Russia's other goalies are the Phoenix Coyotes' Ilya Bryzgalov and Capital Semyon Varlamov.
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