Alex Ovechkin, Russia Eliminated from World Championship

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Alex Ovechkin, Russia Eliminated from World Championship
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Three days after the Washington Capitals were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, Alex Ovechkin and Russia were knocked out of the IIHF World Championship. Russia fell, 8-3, to the United States in the quarterfinals Thursday in Helsinki, marking its worst loss ever in the World Championship. Ovechkin recorded a goal and an assist in the defeat and was named Russia's best player of the game.

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