We noted yesterday there is indeed professional hockey being played, and much of it can actually be watched on television! ESPN2 aired the much-anticipated Lev-Dynamo game, one claimed by Moscow after Alexander Ovechkin seized a mishandled puck and tucked it in for the game's only goal.

Was it enjoyable hockey? Well, it was hockey—sort of. It lacked a lot of the pace and hits NHL fans are accustomed to, and frankly it was pretty boring. But until the owners end the lockout, this is what we get.