Before facing Canada in the semifinal round of the World Junior Championship, Caps prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov was asked, “Do you want to spoil the holiday season for Canada?” Kuznetsov replied, “No, I rather want Russia to keep on drinking.”

Kuznetsov backed up those words with 4 points (assist and a hat trick) in a 6-5 win over tourney host Team Canada. Combining this game and last year’s Russia-Canada game, Kuznetsov has 3 goals, 4 assists, and 7 points. His overall tally in the WJC tourney with one game remaining is 6 goals, 7 assists, and 13 points. The 19-year-old leads the tournament in scoring despite only registering points in only two of Russia’s six WJC games.

Here are the video highlights from Kuznetsov’s big night in Calgary.

Additional reporting by Peter Hassett and Fedor Fedin.

  • Demetrius

    video is private :(

  • Tiago Cardoso

    Russian Red Machine – the worst nightmare for the Canadians,  forever!

    65 years of glory, tradition, achievements, skills and technique! (1946-2011)

    The merciless monsters against the spoiled boys!

    Team Russia hypnotizes the prepotency!

    Soviet Russian hockey honours:
    08 times Olympic champion;
    25 times World champion;
    27 times European champion;
    16 times U20 World Junior champion;
    30 IIHF Hall of Fame Members;
    04 IIHF Centennial All-Star Team Members.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    Demetrius, the people controlling the IIHF YouTube channel made the first video I embedded private while I was posting and promoting the story. I went ahead and updated with a new video. Should be working now. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Bulletblitz

    Imagine if Caps can get their hands on Yakupov too ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Valtard Valtteri Kivinen

    Hahah Kuznetsov and Canadian fans postgame. 

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