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Alex Ovechkin hasn't gotten over T.J. Oshie's heroics

Capitals teammates chirp during visit to World Cup of Hockey store

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

If Alex Ovechkin's trip to the World Cup of Hockey store Thursday is any indication, the Team Russia forward has not gotten over what T.J. Oshie did to his team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Tweet from @Capitals: Who's this guy? - @ovi8 #WCH2016 #CapsWCH

Oshie, who is Ovechkin's linemate with the Washington Capitals but was a member of the St. Louis Blues in 2014, scored four times on six shootout tries to help the United States defeat Ovechkin and Russia 3-2 in group play at the Sochi Games.

Evgeny Kuznetsov made sure to show his Capitals teammate and World Cup adversary some love, likely because Oshie's shootout prowess will not hurt Team Russia in the World Cup. Team USA and Team Russia cannot meet until at least the semifinals on Sept. 24 or 25, when the tournament will ditch 3-on-3 overtime and the shootout and adopt the 5-on-5 sudden-death format of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Tweet from @Capitals: .@Kuzya92 ������@TJOshie77������ #CapsWCH #WCH2016

Ovechkin and Kuznetsov, who participated in World Cup Media Day on Thursday, also struck his best pose while showcasing Team Russia's impressive amount of attire at the store at Air Canada Centre.

Tweet from @Capitals: Time for the Team Russia boys to go shopping! @Kuzya92 ��, @ovi8 ������! #WCH2016 #CapsWCH

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