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Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and Evgeni Malkin are all playing on top teams in the Russian league.
With the NHL lockout officially one month old, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and his new club, Dynamo Moscow, currently lead the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with 35 points. Dynamo currently sits atop the Western Conference standings holding a three point lead over Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.
SKA Saint Petersburg, which is led by New Jersey Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk, are currently tied for the most wins in the KHL (10) and have played two less games than Dynamo, sitting four points out of first place in the West. Traktor Chelyabinsk also have 10 wins this season and have a two-point lead over Sibir Novosibirsk for first place in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh Penguins star forward Evgeni Malkin and his club Metallurg Magnitogorsk have earned 28 points this season and sit three points out of first in the East.
For a complete list of KHL standings, click here.
The KHL operates on a three-point system, rather than the NHL's two-point system: wins are worth three points, overtime wins are worth two points and an overtime loss is worth one point.