Apparently, everybody pronounces Kovalev and Ovechkin incorrectly. Much like the name of many other NHLers. Sadly, most of these players just don't care either and won't ask or teach announcers and broadcasters to do it properly.
Why bother? Call them all Moe Smith if you like. As long as the checks don't bounce.
Just in case you care, though, it's "Aeyvitchkin" and "Kovalyov."
2 down, 134 to go.