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Record crowd see Ovechkin’s Dynamo edge Lev

Published time: October 10, 2012 09:21
Edited time: October 10, 2012 13:21
Dynamo Moscow's Alexander Ovechkin (R) collides with Lev Prague's Zdeno Chara during their Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) ice hockey match in Prague October 9, 2012. (Reuters / David W Cerny)

Dynamo Moscow's Alexander Ovechkin (R) collides with Lev Prague's Zdeno Chara during their Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) ice hockey match in Prague October 9, 2012. (Reuters / David W Cerny)

Alex Ovechkin led Dynamo Moscow to the top of the West Conference with a narrow 1-0 victory over Lev in front of a new KHL record crowd of over 16,000 in Prague.

­With both teams sitting high in the standings it was the Russian side that headed into the game in a perfect mood after winning five in a row. In contrast Lev were looking to improve from their three defeats in the last five.

The build-up turned into a really close match for both. One NHL captain Zdeno Chara inspired the hosts, another, Alex Ovechkin, spearheaded the visitors.

And it was Ovechkin who clinched the game for Dynamo, as he powered the puck through all the echelons of Lev's defense and scored the only goal of the game to push the Muscovites to the top of the conference.

"You know, I enjoy playing here. I already said before, I feel the trust, I feel comfortable. We have a good coach, good system, and the most important thing, this team is the champs. They know how to play, they know how to win the games like that," Ovechkin said after the game.

The game saw a KHL record attendance of 16,317 spectators, which beat the previous record by 217 people.