Former Hershey Bears coach Mark French won his first KHL game. Medvescak Zagreb blew out star-studded CSKA Moscow (managed by former Capital Sergey Fedorov) in a score of 7-1.
It was also the Croatian club’s first game in the KHL. Before this season, Medvescak played in the Austrian EBEL league.
The win was quite a surprise considering the gap between the teams’ pedigrees and finances. According to data provided by the KHL, Russia’s most winning team has a payroll of approximately $29 million– not counting their biggest star, Alexander Radulov, who is an exempt from the salary cap. Medvescak’s total payroll is around $5.5 million.
They love hockey in Zagreb.
CSKA coach John Torchetti during the post-game presser. Here’s the caption by Russian journalist Alexey Shevchenko: The Medvescak coach thinks about what will happen if they score seven goals against everyone.
French and NHL veteran Steve Montador at the pre-game presser.
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