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Our weekly selection of hockey moves that leave us scratching our heads. Started back in 2007, HotW was an institution around these parts or years. As research time became more scarce, we let it lapse, but by the grace of a Gordie Hull Hat Trick, it's back!

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For the Week of 11/3/08
Russian Hockey Fans
Leave it to a third world country like Russia to have fans creative enough to celebrate a goal by lighting off a smoke bomb in a hockey rink. Hey, even Russia's current favorite son, Alexander Ovechkin was on hand to ingest some of the toxins dispersed throughout the arena. Ovechkin was in Russia to be with his ailing grandfather...and take in a hockey game apparently

The fun started at the KHL game between Dynamo Moscow and Ak Bars Kazan. Dynamo's Aleksei Badyukov tied the game at 1-1 late in the 1st period, and the celebration began.

Smoke began to fill the arena, but players adjourned to the locker room during the 1st intermission. Before the game could resume, KHL officials suspended play because of the health risk it the players. Fans be damned! After all they started it, didn't they?

Ovechkin was filmed watching the festivities with a look of puzzled bewilderment on his face.

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