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Ovi delivers hit heard 'round the Games

Updated: February 21, 2010, 7:43 PM ET
By Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- On a day that was being billed as a day for the ages in international hockey, this was undeniably a hit for the ages.

Alex Ovechkin's devastating open-ice hit on Jaromir Jagr tilted their preliminary-round game in favor of the Russians by a 4-2 count Sunday, and the postgame joke in the mixed zone was that Jagr would come in and thank Ron Francis and his old Pittsburgh Penguins teammates because his bell was rung so hard.

Jagr showed ...

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