Relive the conversation on social media with Capitals Pulse from Sweden's win over Switzerland.
Ovechkin looked great in front of his home crowd scoring a goal in the first 17 seconds.
Four of the favorites in Olympic men's hockey started the Sochi Games with wins including Russia and the United States.
The United States got off to a spectacular start in the Olympic men's hockey tournament with a 7-1 victory over Slovakia on Thursday.
John Carlson put the United States on the board in the first period and helped pave way to a blowout of Slovakia in the team's Group A opener.