"Putin Team. I'm on the team," said Malkin in Instagram.

Putin team. I'm team @aleksandrovechkinofficial

A post shared by Evgeni Malkin (@e.malkin71geno) on Nov 12, 2017 at 8:38am PST

We will remind that in November, Ovechkin announced the creation of a public movement in support of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The first to call Ovechkin responded SKA forward Ilya Kovalchuk.

This season, Malkin has played in 19 matches of the regular championship of NHL and scored 20 (7 13) points. On account Ovechkin 19 (13 6) points in 17 games.

Last night, Ovechkin did not make a single shot on goal, but Washington still won. The capital club are at home defeated in shootout "Edmonton" — 2:1.

And one more news from overseas. The Russian striker, "Tampa" Vladislav Namestnikov named the third star of the week. In three games in the week striker has scored 5 (4 1) points. The first star is called the forward of "Minnesota" Jason Zucker scored 7 (6 1) points in four games.