Flames' Miromanov Thrilled to Face Childhood Hero Ovechkin

Calgary Flames' Daniil Miromanov will face his childhood idol Alex Ovechkin for the first time as the Flames take on the Washington Capitals.

Miromanov, a former offensive player himself, looked up to Ovechkin growing up.

He also admires other goal scorers like Ilya Kovalchuk.

Despite his excitement, Miromanov knows the challenge Ovechkin presents and aims to shut him down.

The 26-year-old rookie defenseman has impressed with his offensive ability, scoring two goals for the Flames already.

Flames coach sees great potential in Miromanov's poise with the puck.

This matchup will be a test for Miromanov as he aims to prove his defensive capabilities.

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