Updates on Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Semin, Jaroslav Halak, Tomas Plekanec and more.


Backstrom’s two goals carry Moscow Dynamo to victory.

KHL.RU: Nicklas Backstrom scored twice and Alexander Ovechkin had two assists as Moscow Dynamo edged Vityaz Chekhov 3-2.

HOKEJ.CZ: Tomas Plekanec’s two goals (set up by Jaromir Jagr) weren’t enough to prevent Kladno from falling 4-3 to HC Slavia Praha.

NATIONAL LEAGUE.CH: Logan Couture had two assists as Geneve Servette defeated EV Zug 6-2

Patrick Kane scored in a losing cause, as EHC Biel dropped a 3-2 decision to SCL Tigers.

DEL.ORG: Blake Wheeler had a goal and two assists, and Paul Statsny also scored, as EHC Munich Red Bull blanked Augsburger Panther 5-0.

NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: Alexander Semin has two goals and seven points in eight games for Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, but feels his conditioning still isn’t where it needs to be.

Agent Alan Walsh took to Twitter to deny reports his client, goaltender Jaroslav Halak, had signed with the KHL’s Spartak Moscow.

CSN CHICAGO: Forward Viktor Stalberg has left Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League to sign with Atlant of the KHL.

SNYRANGERS.COM: Rangers forward Carl Hagelin suffered a shoulder injury in Sweden and has returned to the United States for treatment.