Ovechkin leads Russia's fight for gold
MOSCOW -- Alex Ovechkin will lead world champion Russia in the 2010 Olympic ice hockey tournament after being named to a preliminary 23-man squad on Friday.
The Washington Capitals left wing, voted the NHL's MVP the past two years, will be part of Russia's high-powered offensive unit, which includes fellow All-Stars Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk.
They will seek to end the country's Olympic gold-medal drought at the Vancouver Games. The hockey superpower has ...
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