Video: Downtrodden Alex Ovechkin interviewed following Russian hockey loss

A downtrodden Alex Ovechkin was the only Russian hockey player to speak with NBC media following his team’s elimination from Olympic medal contention on Wednesday. You can see the devastation on his face and hear the anguish in his voice during the interview.

To get a sense of what the defeat means to the Russians, imagine the US Redeem Team from 2008 playing on American soil and failing to even make the podium. This was Russia’s moment, and its star-studded team came up short.