SovSport.ru correspondent Ponomarenko writes:
There's a rumor talk about high-profile acquisition that would be officially announced any day. Ovechkin might get a center in swede Nicklas Bäckström who had also centered Alexander in Washington. So far Nicklas Bäckström spends lockout in Sweden. But Dynamo's head coach Znarok refused to confirm this information yesterday, "Bäckström? Well, you are way ahead of the pack! I myself still don't have a clue..."
Dynamo lost in overtime to Sibir 2-3. Ovi was playing on a different line. He got an assist on a second goal by Dynamo at 57:55 (2-2), on a goal by Pestunov. The 8 games winning streak is over for Dynamo.
The head coach of Moscow Dynamo Oleg Znarok:
We wanted to get in the end the two points, but.. whatever happened had just happened. Nothing terrible, we will be ready for the next games. Again, their goalie played really well. Ovechkin played today on another line by our decision, and both lines scored.
"It was unpleasant defeat, of course, but what can you do... We fought to the end, and were able to recoup and even score in the end. We took one point, but I think we deserved more. It was the price of making two errors. We had a nice attitude, we went out there to play to win, but couldn't finish on our scoring chances. Especially in the third period, when we were in total control," said Ovechkin.
He went on to say about the latest round of negotiations between NHL and NHLPA, "I don't know much about the latest events in the NHL yet so it's difficult to talk about it. We'll wait and see if it would it be the end of the lockout or not." (Source Championat.ru)