From Death Threats to Corporate Backlash, Russian NHL Players Are in a Difficult Spot

From a Washington Post story by Adam Kilgore headlined “From death threats to corporate backlash, Russian NHL players ‘in a very difficult spot'”:

Alex Ovechkin bolted out of the tunnel for pregame warm-ups Thursday night, the first Washington Capital onto the ice. The usual complement of No. 8 jerseys bearing his name dotted the crowd, and in a few hours that crowd would chant his name. If Ovechkin peered across the ice and into the corner, he would have seen a small Ukrainian flag pressed against the glass, next to a placard with Vladimir Putin’s face superimposed over an image of Adolf Hitler.