Team Russia beat the living tar out of Team USA at World Championships today with a final score of 6-1. Washington Capitals forwards Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored goals, while Hershey Bears goalie
Pierre McGuire David Leggio came on in relief of Tim Thomas in the second period.
Leggio allowed one goal on eight shots in 28:57 of ice time.
Let’s take a look at the highlights.
All GFYs courtesy of Freedoooom
Ovechkin’s goal came on a penalty shot in the first period. The Jets’ Jacob Trouba blew a tire on the blue line, giving Ovi a clear route to the net. Red Wings Danny DeKeyser hooked Ovi from behind to deny an opportunity, giving him a penalty shot. Uncharacteristically, Ovechkin went with a backhand on the penalty shot that seemed to surprise Thomas.
For his second point of the afternoon, Ovi set up Viktor Tikhonov of SKA St. Petersburg, who tipped the puck to give Russia a 3-0 lead late in the first.
Ovechkin’s got another assist on a 3-on-0 play finished off by Tikhonov, the only goal given up by Leggio.
Kuznetsov’s goal was a bit lucky — he got the puck at the side of the net after a scrum in front. The closest defenseman, Trouba, snapped his stick during the play and couldn’t interfere with Kuzya’s shot. That’s officially Kuznetsov’s first goal at the tournament, though it has been determined that Kuznetsov should’ve been credited with the tip-in goal in the game against Switzerland.
After three games, Ovechkin leads the tournament with six points (three goals, three assists) and is tied in goals with some guy on Canada named Joel Ward.
— Matt Trust (@Matt_Trust) 12 мая 2014
Leggio > Thomas.