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Dynamo Moscow wins KHL’s Gagarin Cup; Alex Ovechkin to get championship ring?

Sean Leahy
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The 2012-13 KHL season came to an end on Wednesday as Dynamo Moscow won their second straight Gagarin Cup, defeating Traktor 3-2 in overtime in Game 6 to take the series, four games to two. Alexei Tsvetkov was the hero, picking up a rebound on the doorstep six minutes into the extra period to set off the celebrations in Moscow.

On the other side of the globe, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been joyous on his Twitter account. We're not sure what, if any, celebrations Nicklas Backstrom and Leo Komarov have planned to honor the team all three played for during the NHL lockout.

Ovechkin might be super excited because there's a chance he'll end up with some jewelry out of this.

Back in March, KHL president Alexander Medvedev was asked before Dynamo's series versus SKA about whether or not Ovechkin or Ilya Kovalchuk, who played with SKA during the lockout, would get championship rings if their teams won the title.

According to Medvedev, those players will be receiving championship rings, despite not having played for Dynamo since early January.

Via R Sport (translated):

"I think so, yes, one hundred percent... Every thing, every point is connected to the overall success of a team. They [Ovechkin and Kovalchuk] deserve to be honored for the scoring points during the regular season."

Ovechkin played 31 games for Dynamo; Backstrom, 19, and Komarov, 13.

But as much as Ovechkin is excited about Dynamo's win, it sounds like he will decline adding some bling to his college. Our own Dmitry Chesnokov spoke with Ovechkin on Saturday and asked him if he would accept the reward.

"Are you joking?," said Ovechkin. "The guys are battling there, sweating, fighting to win the Gagarin Cup.

"They deserve the rings. Not me."

Follow Sean Leahy on Twitter at @Sean_Leahy

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