Ovechkin Plays Russian in New Nike TV Spot [Video]

Nike has released the new ad for their Play Russian campaign which features athletes engaging in different winter sports against frozen Russian backdrops. The last commercial was a composite of many different athletes while this one focuses entirely on Alexander Ovechkin of the Russian National Ice Hockey team and captain of the NHL’s Washington Capitals. Watch the video and get pumped for winter sports then check out more from #PlayRussian at Nike and brush up on your Cyrillic skills.

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Yesterday, Calgary Flames player Dennis Wideman cross-checked an official in the back and claimed it was “unintentional.” While it does not look unintentional, I guess anything is possible. He does look pretty concussed when he was skating back to the bench after getting his face crushed against the boards, but he also…

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Wideman said his cross check of a linesman during the team’s 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night was “completely unintentional.” Linesman Don Henderson didn’t penalize him but if the league reviews this further he could face a minimum 20 game suspension. View post on imgur.com Related

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