(via @NHLonTSN)

TSN filmed their NHL season promos yesterday, and they learned an expensive lesson during Alex Ovechkin’s shoot: Protect your equipment at all times.

The network tweeted this video of Ovi, who led the league in goal scoring last season, shattering one of their lights with a vicious slapshot. (via RMNB)


It wasn’t all about the on-ice action. TSN host Cabbie Richards spent the media day taking weird selfies with athletes, including Ovi.


And some super intimate portraits. Ovi gives good hugs.


Here’s a view of the receiving end of that last shot. It’s worth mentioning that these photos show, despite evidence to the contrary, that Ovi did not go entirely gray in the offseason.