Russia forward Alex Ovechkin reacts with forward Alexander Syomin and forward Yevgeni Malkin after scoring a goal against Slovenia in the first period of a men’s ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Two shifts into his 2014 Sochi Olympics debut, Alex Ovechkin already has a goal and an assist, and Russia leads Slovenia, 2-0, near the midpoint of the first period at the Bolshoi Ice Dome. Ovechkin scored the game’s first goal, from his favorite spot near the left face-off circle, on a feed from Evgeni Malkin. The goal came 77 seconds into the game. Less than three minutes later, Malkin, off a pass from Ovechkin, broke free and scored.


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