Alexander Ovechkin, RUS - Goal (4), 3 shots on goal, +1 in 5-4 win over United States
Ivan Majeksy, SVK - No points, no shots on goal, 2 penalty minutes, even in 3-0 win over Sweden
What they're saying:
- "This season's leading candidate for NHL rookie of the year, Alex Ovechkin... [gave] the Russians a 4-3 lead at 9:55 of the period." - USA Today
- "Ovechkin, the 20-year-old rookie sensation for the Washington Capitals, has scored four goals in the opening round and looks forward to Wednesday's quarter-finals matchup against defending Olympic champions Canada.
'Right now it will be a new tournament and if you lose you go home,' Ovechkin told Eurosport after the final preliminary round match of the tournament." - Eurosport
- "The Russians have offensive firepower that no other team can match, starting with Alexander Ovechkin, who scored his fourth goal of the tournament in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the United States." - ESPN.com
- "NHL rookie of the year favorite Alexander Ovechkin also scored." - AP